pet a plant

Started dosing carbonate almost every day and the duckweed in Scylla’s tank has just exploded.  Everything’s tinted green now no matter what I focus on :P

Together Forever AU

Universe where if you truly love something, you can keep it from aging. It’s most often associated with soulmates – two people who permanently stay at the age when the two of them fell in love – but it also applies to more abstract objects, like plants or pets.

  • Character A has been happily with their significant other, Character B, for years. One day though, Character A notices that Character B looks subtly older.
  • Character C’s childhood dog is still the same age as when Character C picked them up from the pound.
  • Character D is a superstar that’s barely aged more than a decade even though they’ve been alive for over a hundred years.
  • Character E’s apartment is covered in plants that are always green and in bloom. Character E makes sure to shower their plants with praise and tell each one how beautiful they’re looking.
  • Character F has been living with their best friend, Character G, for ages. They won’t admit that they’re in love, but the two of them look much younger than they actually are.
Leo Viv (In Progress)

This is a step-by-step setup of Kharjo’s (the leopard gecko) bioactive vivarium (still a work in progress).

First, gravel for a shallow drainage layer, and a basking rock placed directly on the glass, over the Under Tank Heater (UTH).

Next, I cut out a piece of black trash bag (clean), to prevent the soil from mixing in with the gravel and defeating the purpose of the drainage layer.

Then I poked holes in it, so it would still drain.

I added a thin layer of peat moss, to aid in drainage and to offer the plants some nutrients as it eventually breaks down.

Then I added the main substrate:
2 parts soil (which is primarily clay), that I collected from my yard and baked to sanitize.
1 part play sand
1 part peat moss

Finally, I added Aloe Vera, and some Sansevieria and created a dry and humid hide out of flat stones.
(I don’t have the whole cleaner crew yet, so it’s not exactly bioactive yet. So I spot-clean)

It’s still pretty basic, and would benefit from a nice 3D background, but that shall have to wait for another day.