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    I use potatoes, at least last time I did it and it worked fine. Grapes? Oranges? I will try these too! Although we have ants in the house right now so sugar is the last thing I'd want to feed my crickets.
    I got a container, and I am keeping the crickets in there. Just a little container, poked some holes in the top and it works.
    I am letting the water from the peat drain then put it in the tank! Pics to come!

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    He just ate a cricket
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    That's an empty tank! LOL

    What kind of soil is that? I think it's far too wet for a toad. There's a possibilty he may get an infection living on such wet soil. Frogs can deal with soaked soil but toads need drier conditions.

    I would suggest putting in lots of dried leaves to give a dry layer over top the soil. To prepare them pull them off a tree (in the woods or better from a fallen branch) and bake them in the oven for 1/2 an hour at 200*F (no hotter). Once they cool they will be crispy, scatter them around so the toad has some hiding spaces and dry places to be until the soil dries out a bit. If you have a screen lid to put over it it will help speed the drying out. Some small plants like ferns and other cheap houseplants and a branch or two wouldn't hurt either. They will make him feel more secure and give him even more places to hide and explore.

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    It's peat. I leave the top open for it to dry a bit... It can't jump that high yet.
    I have a few houseplants that I will put in there, maybe on the weekend.
    I'll add a few branches. Anyway to bake them?
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    Bake the twigs just like the leaves, 200*F for 1/2 hour to an hour will kill any molds or insect eggs on them.

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    Ok thanks. I boiled my peat over a grill. Did not want any peat fires inside the house!!!!!
    I'll take pics when I update the tank.
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    I just put my peat in a bucket and boil the water on the stove dump the boiling water into the bucket and let it soak. But to be honest I don't even boil anymore and haven't had anything bad happen. Got some mushrooms pop up under a fern though! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I just put my peat in a bucket and boil the water on the stove dump the boiling water into the bucket and let it soak. But to be honest I don't even boil anymore and haven't had anything bad happen. Got some mushrooms pop up under a fern though! LOL
    Oh! I actually mixed peat and water, had more water than peat, and when it boiled poured it in to a bucket.
    That's pretty cool!
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