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Old 09-02-2013, 09:07 AM
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Branches from Ikea

I'm in the process of getting everything ready for my first panther and while wondering around Ikea with my wife I found these. They were only $6 so I couldnt pass them up. The only thing Im not a fan of is the bleached color. Is there any kind of chameleon safe way to change them to a darker natural color?
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I have used these and they actually do get darker on their own in the enclosure. They do wick any water that gets on them, so they will start to get funky looking after awhile. They are cheap to replace, though, so no big deal
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Thanks for sharing! I just happen to be going today. Hope they have them at my Ikea store.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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Awesome thanks and np they are in the fake plants section
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Is there any kind of chameleon safe way to change them to a darker natural color?
Natural tannins like tea, wine, coffee, berry juices. The berry juices would be the darkest. They'd go on red. but turn to brown after they oxidize.

Can't get any safer or more natural than that.
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I soak my grapevine branches in water for a couple of days and that really helps. Looks like those would need to take up the bathtub.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:33 PM
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Yeah they are about 6ft so I plan on cutting them down for different lengths. I going to have to try the natural stains. Thanks
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I use those also, only problem I had once that they were slick like bamboo so my juveniles had trouble holding on so I took them all and used sandpaper to rough them up some and it made a huge difference.
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