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Grimmjow 05-27-2011 01:18 PM

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.

DKRST 05-27-2011 01:44 PM

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.

Grimmjow 05-29-2011 10:27 AM

Sounds like more trouble than its worth.

maysick1 05-29-2011 01:37 PM

you can buy them at ikea for 2 dollars.

DKRST 05-29-2011 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by Grimmjow (Post 686440)
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...:-)

redchigh 05-29-2011 05:31 PM

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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