I have brought all of my sweet chlorophyll children outdoors so that they can bask in some long-awaited natural light and warmth. I shaped and put up a basic wire cage around them, but I have yet to nail it in place and add a removable top. I hope this will protect them from anything that might want to nibble on them…it will also be a good structure to drape cloth over in case there are any unusually chilly nights (which there are supposed to be this weekend here in PA). I hope to re-pot my spider plant in a hanging planter as it gets bigger! I cleaned up fallen/dried leaves with my tweezers today too. The contact lens solution bottle between the beaver tail cacti is there to keep them from leaning inward too much (they keep trying to hug each other).
Hey, it's me with the Mimikyu (Migu) again. Things have been getting MUCH better, and I'm planning to build a semi-competitive team and start travelling with Migu. However, someone told me Mimikyu don't get along with the pikachu line, and it got me wondering if there's certain pokémon I should avoid having on the same team. I'd like for Migu to be the "alpha pokémon" of the team, but is that a bad idea? I really hope you can help me!
The “alpha Pokémon” concept is mostly a myth caused by faulty studies. True, every team will have individual Pokémon that are more dominant than others. However, if Pokémon A is dominant to Pokémon B and Pokémon B is dominant to Pokémon C, Pokémon A will not necessarily be dominant to Pokémon C. Much like humans, relationships are a little more complicated than labels.
That said, it’s a good idea to make sure your team is not going to gang up on one Pokémon or vice-versa. While Mimikyu are notorious for not cooperating with the Pikachu line, other rivalries, such as the Arcanine/Mankey, Zangoose/Seviper, and Corsula/Mareanie exist. When you start looking at building your team, just do your research. Along with dietary, exercise, and social needs, most resources will list Pokémon that may clash with your potential teammates.
I just wanted to update you on the mimikyu situation; I've acted more willful and "dominant" in the house, and while it upset him at first, it's really starting to pay off! In addition, I've reserved a corner of the house specifically for Migu (the mimikyu), and respect it as his property; I don't take anything from it without asking, and strangers are not allowed to go in there without Migu's permission. He's still a handful, but it's really looking up! Thank you so much for your help!
Truth be told, I was afraid I was too harsh with my reply. I really love it when people can get along with their little monsters. But to do so, as you have seen, takes a lot of time, research, and a willingness to change. I love the private corner solution. I may try that with a future…endeavour of mine. If things with the breeders work out.