watter crystals

zarko

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i am reading on net all the time about watter crystals that
r substitute for watter in the bowl for roaches.
in Serbia i can find only watter crystals for plants like "luckey bamboo"!!
crystals r sold in plant shops
they have some color for estetic reasons....and r put in 0.7l of watter...
is that the same thing that people use all over teh world for roaches and other
insects???
 

Drachenjager

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i am reading on net all the time about watter crystals that
r substitute for watter in the bowl for roaches.
in Serbia i can find only watter crystals for plants like "luckey bamboo"!!
crystals r sold in plant shops
they have some color for estetic reasons....and r put in 0.7l of watter...
is that the same thing that people use all over teh world for roaches and other
insects???
prob same stuff except for the coloration
 

zarko

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yep i tought so, ill trie to find some with out colour...
if roaches can live on it for 10 days i hope it is near to safe
 

Alakdan

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I got my water crystals from a store that sells lucky bamboo. They look like firm gelatine. I got the clear one and has been using it for 6 months without any ill effects.
 

zarko

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oh thans....that was the answer that i was looking for....
they probbably come form Holand, casue they r bigest producers of plants ,.for how long they last?
in your case...
 

Alakdan

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A small pack which is less than a cup in volume would last me a month. This supplies enough moisture requirement for 2 cricket and 2 roach colonies. You can re-hydrate it in case it shrinks.
 

zarko

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i put crystals on some plastic, but it got dirty by "dust" a little bit..
it seams that cricket and roaches eat it very slowly ...and from time to time....
 

zarko

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how do u use wotter crystals when given to insects?
do you just put them on egg cartons ?
they pick up litle dirt form food very quicklly and insect look unintereted in them...
how does it look like in your insect terarruimus?
 

Alakdan

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I put them in a waterdish. Any shallow plastic container will do. I discovered that styrofoam plate work well because the insects can walk on it easily. You can always rinse the crystals when they get dirty.
 

zarko

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ok thanks a lot ,i found my crystals all shirnktdown!i rinse them today and crickets r all happy again :)
thanks thanks mate
 
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