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Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by dragon_95, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. dragon_95

    dragon_95 Arachnosquire

    hey every1...
    i was just wondering...
    is dry repti bark ok for orange baboon tarantulas?
  2. I wouldn't recommend it. OBTs like to burrow and it's darn near impossible to burrow with Repti-bark as your substrate. Use peat moss or coco fiber instead. My OBTs love both.
  3. ThistleWind

    ThistleWind Arachnoknight

    No. Bark is not a good substrate to use for tarantulas. Use Eco Earth coconut fiber instead. Peat moss is also a good choice.
  4. Aurelia

    Aurelia Arachnoprince Old Timer

    No. For the millionth time, use eco-earth or peat moss. Not tissue. Not repti-bark. Not anything else.Eco-earth or peat moss.
  5. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

    Regular peat and potting soil (strictly without chemicals) is fine too... just use something that supports burrowing and is a bit more natural than tissue :)?). Here is a poll that list some commonly used substrates (although I hate vermiculite), browse away.
  6. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

  7. ThistleWind

    ThistleWind Arachnoknight

    When I have a question for the group, I make at least 4. :)
  8. dragon_95

    dragon_95 Arachnosquire

    alright alright...i just wana know what is good and bad substrates.
  9. ThistleWind

    ThistleWind Arachnoknight

    Dude, seriously. This is like #1 on every single tarantula FAQ on the internet. LOL.
  10. Kid Dragon

    Kid Dragon Arachnoprince Old Timer

    List of bad substrates:

    1. Dry Ice
    2. glass slivers
    3. lava
    4. banana peels
    5. drain hair
    6. rubber cement
    7. gorilla glue
    8. barb wire
    9. quicksand
    10. liquid mercury
  11. IdahoBiteyThing

    IdahoBiteyThing Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Toooo funny. Might I add

    11. Yogurt
    12. Pesticide granules
    13. laundry detergent
    14. fingernail clippings
    15. cheese cloth
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  12. hardlucktattoo

    hardlucktattoo Arachnobaron

    you both forgot
    16.Salt water
    17.Hair clippings
    20.Sand paper
    21.Rotting teeth
    22.Rotting flesh
    I know there is more but we should keep the list going and post it as a sticky thread Titled "Things Not To Use as Substrate"
  13. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    24. Fire ants
    25. Dishsoap
    26. Nails
    27. Applesauce

    Sorry, not very creative today.
  14. I can't believe these haven't been listed yet.

    28. Plain sand
    29. Recycled substrate from a dead emperor scorpion's tank
    30. Tissue
    31. Repti-bark
  15. OxDionysus

    OxDionysus Arachnobaron

    32. old carapaces
    33. paint chips
    34. fiberglass
    35. guacamole
  16. EightLeggedFrea

    EightLeggedFrea Arachnoangel

    OBTs like it dry so I would use peat moss for them. I use coconut fiber for tropical species because I find it stays moist for longer periods of time. Of course you can just let the coco dry out first but that's your choice.
  17. MacKenzie001

    MacKenzie001 Arachnopeon

  18. ShellsandScales

    ShellsandScales Arachnobaron

    First you must crush the nest of an african swallow, mix that with the skin of a savanah monitor and then ad 3.257 g of vermiculite 5.47g of peat moss, stir for an hour..........{D
  19. OxDionysus

    OxDionysus Arachnobaron

    Why does it have to be an African swallow?? I am so confused.... I thought any swallow would work :wall:
  20. vbrooke

    vbrooke Arachnobaron Old Timer

    37. puncture thorns
    38. dog poo
    39. mashed potatoes
    40. nest of baby rattlesnakes
    41. water
    42. nest of tarantula hawks
    43. don't forget to clean the tank thoroughly with Raid before housing.

    Sorry I got such a kick out of this I had to add some.