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coconut fiber

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by hediki, May 1, 2006.

  1. hediki

    hediki Arachnosquire Old Timer

  2. Yes, you can. In general it doesn't hold moisture all that well compared to peat, but for a G. rosea (who will prefer a dry substrate), it's perfectly fine. You'll just want to set the tank up ahead of time and let it dry out since you need to soak the bricks in water in order to break them apart.
  3. Windchaser

    Windchaser Arachnoking Old Timer

    It is fine and many people use. Personally I prefer peat moss. It is cheaper and easier to work with. The cost becomes more of a factor when you have lots of enclosures to deal with.
  4. Ewok

    Ewok Arachnoangel

    I like coconut fiber better IMO, as it holds up burrows well since its fiberous. For me it has held water better than peat. But I had never really soaked peat to see its full moisture capabilities. Also cocnut dosen't grow funky mold like peat can sometimes.
  5. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoprince Old Timer