terrarium mold
terrarium mold

Terrarium Mold

Many Terrarium Singapore owners experience that they have to deal with mold at some point. There are several reasons to this - terrariums can sometimes be difficult to clean, the terrarium may not get enough light, or there could be excessive moisture in the terrarium. Mold spores are all around us, and there's no way to completely avoid them. However, you may practice some measures to prevent mold from forming in your terrarium!

Here are 7 Effective Ways To Deal With Terrarium Mold!

1. Springtails

Springtails are advantageous because they would eat up all the different types of mold in terrariums and can be easily accessible and bought in terrarium stores.

2. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is popular for its ability to kill fungus. If you wish to keep mold away from your terrarium, prepare a pot of chamomile tea and pour it over the terrarium. Allow it to seep through the terrarium bedding before removing the terrarium lid.

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda has been shown to be effective against mold. You can sprinkle baking soda over your terrarium and spray with water every few days until all mold growth has been removed.

4. Hydrogen peroxide

For terrariums with a large amount of mold growth, mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 3 parts water and pour this over your terrarium. Allow it tp seep through the terrarium bedding before removing the terrarium lid. Spray every few days with this mixture until all the mold growth is gone.

6. Vinegar

Soak the affected sections of the terrarium wood in a solution of 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water for 20 minutes. Remove the wood and scrub it with a scrubbing brush to remove any left-over residue. To clean away the remnants, submerge the terrarium wood in a solution of equal parts bleach and water.

7. Replace the substrate

If your terrarium is consistently getting mold, try repotting it in a sterile medium. If you believe that the terrarium base is the reason, using a different terrarium material can also help.

Terrarium Mold

Mold in a terrarium is a quite a trick situation to deal with. Fortunately, here are some terrarium maintenance tips to help you keep your terrarium healthy! Do you have a mold-removal technique that works for you? We'd love to hear about it!

Do you wish to make your own terrarium? Get in touch with us to learn how to make your own terrarium!


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