Catappa / Indian Almond leaves ?

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Catappa / Indian Almond leaves ?

Postby DianeCarter » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:48 pm

Hi all, just came across an add for Catappa leaves, used to feed amphibians and fish, and also good to make tadpole tea. Anyone heard of it? A search here at DD brought up nothing.
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Re: Catappa leaves

Postby Philsuma » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:51 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminalia_catappa

Type ' Indian almond' in the Search block here.

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Re: Catappa leaves

Postby DianeCarter » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Thanks Phil! I know about Indian Almond leaves, I have them and use them. Didn't know they were the same thing. Thanks again!
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Re: Catappa leaves

Postby ZenMonkey » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:33 pm

I hear a lot about these being used for tadpole tea, but I can't find much about leaf litter. Is there any benefit to adding a layer of catappa? And more importantly, is there any reason *not* to do it?
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Re: Catappa leaves

Postby Philsuma » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:06 pm

too $$ possibly...and it would break down really quick as leaf litter, I would think.

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Re: Catappa leaves ?

Postby ZenMonkey » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Ah, good to know; I already have problems with my leaves breaking down too fast. I'll stick with the classics. As for cost, there appear to be some good prices on eBay.
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Re: Catappa leaves ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Most ebay Indian almond leaves are sold pressed flat. That's another point...LL should be like pringles chips - like the larger magnolia leaves. That way the frogs can get between them and make proper use of the as a hide and to go for some higher humidity.


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