The Forbidden Jungle

Imagine a tropical place where there is vine throughout the jungle. There is no beach in sight; just miles and miles of tropical rainforest. There are different bugs and live plants living throughout this exotic ecosystem. Now, imagine putting this into your crabitat.

While reading through this blog, I decided to adopt some ideas and concepts from it. While I cannot do a full-sized vivarium, I am going to try a few things when it comes down to February (deep clean time).

I am planning on using all Eco-Earth substrate with a mix of organic wormcastings. It will make the substrate fertile and good for growing a plant. The plant I am planning on using is a spider plant, since they are safe and have a tropical appearance.

I am also planning on adding a few bugs to the crabitat. I want a few worms to help aerate the substrate and I am also planning on having a small cricket and woodlice colony so there is a cleaning crew.

The new crabitat will never have to really have a deep clean--only semi-deep cleans with some substrate being removed. This small ecosystem will be delicate to balance, but I think I will be able to manage.

On a different note, it seems that Kilimanjaro's Kibble is actually promoted by purple pinchers. I have spotted two purple pinchers in the dish containing the kibble (one for over many hours). This kibble was now effectively named PPP: Purple Pincher Powder: A Diet Supplement for Coenobita Clypeatus and Other Land Hermit Crab Species.

The product *may* go on sale in the summer.

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