I'll have to try that. Do you use anything to make the cucumber sink or does it sink on it's own?
I just put it in and the nerites climb the sides to get to it, then once there are a ton, it sinks to the bottom. I thought about putting a stone on one end, but just don't ever feel like sticking my arm all the way to the pit in the water.
I leave my skins on the cucumber my nerites love it. I sharpened a small branch of my manzanita and stick it on there
I just always peeled the skin because of the chance of pesticides I missed in the rinsing. Probably a bit ridiculous I guess. Wouldn't be muah otherwise