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    hello ppl

    Um... where should I start? Well, I have a problem with lizard poo!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] Strange, I know, but that is the problem. I have my neps outside (I just moved them into my new pergola), and with all the new space, I've noticed that there is a lot of lizard poo on the plants and on the soil. I really wouldn't count this as a problem, since I just love seeing these creatures running everywhere in there, but the LF sphagnum on some of the pots is starting to turn a green "algae" color. Is this bad? The plants are doing well, but is the lizard poo adding too many nutrients into the soil? I'm going to change the top dressing eventually, but I just want to know what you ppl think. Thanks in advance.

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    Because of the algae growth I am inclined to say that yes it is adding something but I'm not sure what. I do know that lizard poo has ammonia in it in the form of uric acid (the white powdery part.) While the acid itself might be good for the plants I don't know how much ammonia will be liberated by its breakdown.

    I'd just suggest that maybe once every month or two you give you plants a major flushing and that'll get out any build up.

    Just my 2 cents

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    I have to say tho... I agree with Pyro. Flush the lizard poo.

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    Um..what kind of lizard is it? Gecko, anole, etc?
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    The problem is mostly with anoles, since they're the ones that are always jumping around the plants. The other day I saw one big lizard turd on a N x cantleyi leaf, which was very annoying. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] But the problem itself is really with just 2 or 3 pots (mostly N ampullaria) so it really isn't that big of a deal. I think that I'll live with the problem since I just love seeing lizards running and jumping everywhere. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Why don't you get a lowii for them to potty in?

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    I don't think the lizard poo will hurt the plants. Just wash it off the leaves. Are they eating the insects that your plants attract?

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