I put it outside in direct sunlight and I've been keeping the soil around it wet but it looks like it's not helping, but getting worse. It's even been raining the past couple days so I don't think it's drying out or anything. It's kinda burning brownish now.
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Sounds as if it was too much light too fast and it is now in shock. Always put plants outside in shade for a couple few days and gradually move them to full sun - especially those that were bought in garden centers and / or have been in the mail for a few days. They are already weakened and need time to recover. Don't worry, we have all done it. Keep us posted!
dont take the *tank* outside!
Originally Posted by [b
just the plant itself..
if you have the plant outside, you dont want or need the tank at all..
and the tank could be bad..it could cause overheating.
you plant will be MUCH better off without the tank.
dont even worry about humidity, its not even an issue where you live.
put the plant in a tray of water (distilled or rain water only)
put it in bright sunlight, and it will be golden..
yes leaves that grew indoors will burn, thats not a problem, as new leaves appear they will be able to take the direct sunlight..
what kind of "soil" is it in?
and what kind of water are you giving it?
can you post any pictures?
if not, email me a few and I can post them for you.
Ok on the bottom I have some perlite. Then I have some peat moss mixed with perlite. Then on top of that I have some long fibered sphagnum moss. I use distilled water to water or whenever it rains it gets some. Maybe it is too hot inside the tank. I was thinking of maybe taking it out and putting it in a little one gallon plastic thing and putting it on a window still. Is it a problem if I don't have it in a water tray but I spray it everyday with a mist bottle?
By the way the ratio for peat moss/perlite is 2:1. Should I keep this when I switch it or should I use sand? Let me know what to do to make up the ground for it.
soil and water sound great..
no one gallon plastic thing .
no worry about humidity.
yes water tray.
yes full sunlight.
yes just give it water and leave it alone..it will recover if its wants to.
you are over-thinking! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
sun, water, outdoors, no cover..thats the best conditions you can give it.
continually messing with it will only make it worse.
if its still in the tank take it out..
Ok. It will be done. I will not let this thing die.
I've been thinking out what I will put in the 10 gallon anyways. How would I raise the humidity for a scorpion that comes from the jungles of Africa?
ooh..one thing I just thought of..
perlite..some it comes with fertilizer added!
I bought a big bag of Miracle Grow perlite..thinking "perlite is perlite, its all the same."
(the "miracle grow" name should have tipped me off! but it didnt at the time..I never imagined anyone would add fertilizer to perlite!)
so the miracle grow perlite is useless for CPs..it has fertilizer added..
are you sure your perlite is "pure"??
My perlite says nothing about anything added in with it so I guess it's pure.