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bamboo tubes

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by tony77tony77, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Arachnoknight

    anyone here know where i can find some 12" bamboo tubes?
  2. Thoth

    Thoth Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Craft stores and Walmart carry bamboo of various thicknesses, you'll need to cut it to length yourself.
  3. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    Bamboo, huh? Is there any risk of mold with bamboo or is it 'mold proof' like cork?
  4. kingpin1189

    kingpin1189 Arachnosquire

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  5. Truff135

    Truff135 Arachnoprince

    If I'm not mistaken and my memory serves me correctly, bamboo is originally from very moist areas of China(?), so I wouldn't think that mold would be an issue. As a matter of fact, aren't there some Betta set-ups that come with a bamboo shoot that you put directly into the water? :?
  6. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    Yeah but that's live bamboo so it's definitely not going to mold. It must be water resistant after being cut cuz i've seen it used for cups, canteens, bongs (back in college)... I'm going to try a bamboo cutting for my next pokey setup and see how it takes. Props to Tony for the idea, i don't know why i didn't think of it myself. Here i am runnin around looking for cork tubes and rigging up other weird ideas... My friend Eric around the corner has bamboo growing in his yard!
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
  7. I like the idea of it and my have to go hunting for some and give it a try. GREAT IDEA TONY AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++
  8. Mister T

    Mister T Arachnosquire

    if all else fails try Ebay...lots of sizes and lengths available.
  9. I have used bamboo in my arboreal setups but it kept molding so I had to redo all the tanks and now I exclusively use cork bark.

    Here is an example. Notice the gray mold which ended up getting a lot worse.

  10. Lorgakor

    Lorgakor Arachnomom Old Timer

    My local garden supply centre sells very long lengths of babmboo, of different diametres. Michaels also does. You would have to cut it yourself of course. I have a bamboo tube in with my P. ornata, it hasn't moulded at all.
  11. That’s strange mine molded almost instantly in all of the tanks. It also had a bad smell that bothered me. Could very well be because I had raw bamboo that hadn’t been treated.

    I really liked the look of it. It just didn’t work for me.
  12. Lorgakor

    Lorgakor Arachnomom Old Timer

    Actually now that I think about it, I think the piece I have has some kind of varnish on it. I bought it at a pet store, I think it was meant to be a hide for hamsters or something.
  13. Staley

    Staley Arachnobaron Old Timer


    I would ill advise using Bamboo as well. Corkbark is much more durable then bamboo.
    If you would like some Cork tubes I might know someone who can hook you up ;) just PM me. :p

    why did you want bamboo anyway? What made you want that? The color?
  14. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Arachnoknight

    it dont mold as ez and i like how they look.
  15. BurrowDweller

    BurrowDweller Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I have used bamboo in lots of my T setups. It is untreated, just the way it came from the wild. We had it growing everywhere at the place I use to work at and we would cut down tons of it just to keep it in check. Never had any problem with it molding, rotting, or otherwise breaking down. The stuff we had in the compost heap at work never broke down either. My pokies love their bamboo hides.