The plants are inside and it's getting cooler here so not heat I think?
...I'm going to mention now... One of the kitties was staggering four days ago, just for one day. At first I thought she fell... Head injury ...spine... back legs.... She didn't have good control of her hindquarters, and would wobble occasionally, couldn't jump up to her usual perch. But she didn't have any injuries when I examined her thoroughly. I concluded maybe ear mites because she did have yellow mucus in her ears though not black.
After the herbicide contaminated mice idea came to me, I looked it up and DOGS would exhibit weak hindquarters from exposure to 2,4-D...?
-- I didn't want to say before because I wasn't sure of the outcome, but she was better next day, and killed and ATE a baby mouse day before yesterday (in front of the kids in two bites, they said... In the kitchen <she brought it inside
> We thought this was her first time eating a mouse, but maybe not?
She seems OK now though, so if herbicide, the baby mouse wasn't contaminated. ...and prognosis for cats after 2,4-D contact/ingestion is better than for dogs especially after 72 hrs according to one vet website.
I'm still going to do the contamination test on the soil mix, though I haven't got around to it yet.