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Old 05-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
 
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You know those bamboo sticks they sell in pet stores? That stuff, how hard is it to cut?

Im looking at fire belly newts and since Ill have the water lowered Id like some.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
 
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If you mean the green "lucky" bamboo that is grown in various shapes, it's not too bad. Harder than you might think, but I cut the green stems with bypass garden pruners, depending on the diameter. If the pruners have a hooked blade setup, it's easier. Don't recommend using the anvil-type pruners. The brown, dried stuff - it's hard to cut! I have to use a small set of loppers for that sometimes. A small hand saw also works and I've even used my miter saw on occasion.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:27 AM   #3
 
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Sounds like more trouble than its worth.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
 
you can buy them at ikea for 2 dollars.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
 
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Sounds like more trouble than its worth.
Just depends on the look you want!
I think my spouse would make the same comment about any of my fish tanks...
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
 
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I use them in aquariums.. You can just buy the small ones in vases at wal-mart rather than cutting them. sometimes if you cut the stem the plant will die..
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