Alder cones from the black alder release humic and tannic substances and therefore support a natural way to protect our invertebrates from fungus and bacteria.
The pH value in the substrate is lowered by the use of alder cones.
Our alder cones are collected by hand, gently dried and matured on the tree.
– natural and handpicked
– ideal for the production of an alder cone broth
– especially recommended for more populated terrariums
– preventive against fungus and infections
In order to be able to spray the alder cone broth into the terrarium later on, it should be free of dirt particles. Therefore, empty tea bags are excellent for storing the alder cones during the brewing time.
We use 6 alder cones in a tea bag and pour them with 1L boiling water. We then let this soak for 1 day. The water turns brownish, this is the humic substances of the alder cones that have dissolved in the water. After that we empty the alder cone broth into a spray bottle. If we have boiled more broth than the spray bottle holds, the broth can be stored in a closed bottle without hesitation. Due to the anti-fungal effect of the alder cones, no mold will develop. The boiled cones can be put into the terrarium for feeding.
Contents: tea bag with 6 alder cones