02-02-2017, 03:10 AM
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Re: Looking for Thoughts on a Native Plant Theme for a Tiger Salamander Paludarium
I would lose the idea of a shrub, with the exception of dwarf live oak. Other plants I might try:
--partridge berry (Mitchella repens)
--Dwarf sagittaria or acorus (water edge)
--dragon's tail fern (Asplenium), plant this one away from the water and elevated--maybe between rocks? This plant likes limestone.
--any small nephrolepis
--the native goodyera?
--tillandsias on branches? Maybe bartramii?
I would suggest ludwigia, but they like high light. Bear in mind, tigers do not like very bright light. if you can do your lights sequentially, they will come out dawn/dusk in anticipation of being fed. These are actually fairly responsive pets.
Hope this helps.
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