Jump to content

Tiny white balls in coco fiber

Recommended Posts

So after many months I start to see tiny white balls in my coco fiber. I’m assuming it’s a fungus. I never have seen it in my pantanals but everything else gets it. They clearly avoid those areas. Anything to be done or does that mean the fiber is ready to be changed?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

Probably Leucocoprinus sp. mycelium, comes in with coconut fiber, potting soil, etc. Best thing to do is to sterilize the coconut fiber before use in enclosures, that completely kills any spores, no cleaner crews will touch the stuff. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Can cause problems for burrowing species when it turns the substrate into a solid slab of mycelium... Hardy, non-burrowing species won't mind it that much though so long as they've got lots of hides, then you can let the fungus die out naturally. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...