Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: T.O., Canada (america jr.)
RE: Moving crypts
Have only had crypt melt once on either the wentii or the parva, and thats when I originally brought the two home (second time i purchased some parva no melt -go figure). After that I've moved the whole lot more than a few times, and once I moved the whole lot from a 5g to a 20g allong with all the flora and fauna, no melt. What I did do is dig a pit for each of the wentii and lay out the whole root into the pit and then bury most of the plant with a handful of substrate, just as you would a sappling in your back-yard. The melt is a water / light condition thing and isn't "bad" as it's merely an adaptation of the plant to it's new parameters (retuning / refitting itself), and before you know it new leaves have grown in. The parva I just roughly (as in not gentle) jam it into the substrate diagonally and use a bit sprinkled on top to keep it down until roots grow, as it's boyant enough to leave you frustrated over the weeks of time it takes for roots to hold it down.