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Rough Green Snake Care Guide

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Rough Green Snake Care Guide What are Rough Green Snakes? An interesting snake for a certain type of beginning keeper is the rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus.  This guide will address the husbandry needs of the rough green, but the smooth green is so similar in nature that the guidance here can easily be applied to smooth as well as rough green snakes.  Appearance  These small, thin-bodied snakes are native to North America, and although once extremely common, their numbers are becoming threatened or endangered in many states. They are a bright emerald-green in color with a pale yellow or cream-colored...

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Environmental Considerations For Healthy Composting Worms

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  Environmental Considerations for Healthy Composting Worms If you’re dabbling in vermicomposting, it might seem like a really simple affair. Just throw some worms in a properly constructed box, and you’re good to go, right? Well, actually there’s a number of things you’ll need to take into consideration involving these useful little critters if you truly want them to thrive. It really is a simple matter overall, but it’s always good to keep their health in mind since die-offs tend to occur exponentially in worm colonies. Let’s take a look over some of these factors, and what we can do to...

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Worm Composting with Worms

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A Beginner's Guide to Worm Composting  Worm composting sounds like an advanced endeavor, but really all you’re doing is providing a great home and food for some composting worms. A good vermicomposting unit can turn table scraps into a great source of compost for your soil. So let’s take a look at what you’ll need to begin. The Needs The Bin: The first thing you’ll need is the compost bin, what type is up to you. There’s commercially available units, you can build something, some people even do just fine with an old dresser drawer or fish tank. You’ll want about...

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The Nutritional Benefits of Worm Castings

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Why Worm Castings Can Be a Gardener’s Best Friend Vermicomposting is becoming pretty common among gardeners in-the-know. And for good reason.  Not only can you recycle some of the waste from your kitchen, but the benefits of worm castings are that they are excellent fertilizers. That’s not just information from people who like composting worms; it’s a basic fact that their benefits are extraordinary.  Worm castings is a more polite way to say worm poop.  And basically, as a worm tunnels through the soil, they will eat decaying organic material, digest it, and transform it into nutritionally rich fertilizer for your lawn and garden. ...

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Gargoyle Gecko Care Guide

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Gargoyle Gecko Care Guide Gargoyle Gecko Intro Gargoyle geckos are originally from New Caledonia (a group of islands between Fiji and Australia). They were once considered among the rarest lizards in captivity. Today, they are bred in large numbers and have become standard fare in the pet trade. Life Span These are good-sized geckos and with proper care and housing can reach 9 inches in total snout to vent length. Gargoyle geckos are sexually mature when 15 to 18 months of age, and have a life span up to 20 years. Cost Among the least expensive of all the species...

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