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Safe Sand ?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by darkness975, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

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    My friend gave me this for free in case I wanted to use it for Scorpions.

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  2. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I'm using it and I haven't encountered any problems. Did mix it with coco fiber though.
     
  3. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    I read this as 'don't mix it with coco fiber' and was really quite confused. "What happens when you mix them together? Does it summon Bahamut?!"
     
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  4. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    I use the same brand of sand. And color.. replicates African scorp substrate better
     
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  5. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Does it say what it is made of on the package anywhere ? Im actually rethinking the whole play sand usage now myself. Reading alot of bad info on it even though ive used it for years and saw no issues so far. Its bad for us to breathe but who knows how it actually affects scorpions
     
  6. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    i'm pretty sure it's made of calcium carbonate.
     
  7. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    never mind, it's made of quartz or silicon dioxide.
     
  8. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    So good or bad ?

    @Scorpionluva I am too lol
     
  9. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    So its pretty much higher price play sand with more color lol
    The more expensive 1's clearly say calcium carbonate on them - thats why i had to ask
     
  10. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Might be better than play sand might be worse. :banghead::hilarious:
    Id say it really depends on if thats a natural coloration to it
    if its artificially colored - its probably worse than play sand.
    I know all the play sand in my area is really light in color but same bags of sand in arizona had alot darker color - closer to the color in the bag you posted
    So maybe theres alot of clear quartz in my area and darker quartz out west.
     
  11. WeightedAbyss75

    WeightedAbyss75 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Looks safe enough, so long as it is just that sand and coco fiber. Quartz sand, in my experience, is safe. What you need to watch out for is the reptile calcium sand. I used that for a pair of desert scorp slings. Weeks later, it looks like they ended up arching their backs in an hour-long spasm and dying. I have no idea if it was from this sand, but it certainly seems like it. I used that brand's clay, so I'm sure it is safe for scorps :D
     
  12. The Snark

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  13. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Oh yes I know that for sure. That's all they had at one place was the calcium sand. No thank you.
     
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  14. Chickenfeeder100

    Chickenfeeder100 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    oh shoot. i checked my bag i was using and was the calcium sand stuff that does nothing to your reptiles. rip kyle kyleson.
     
  15. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Im using exo terra desert sand, black. Im not 100% sure what it is made of but the bag says made in south africa and says 100% natural. Any ideas?
     
  16. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

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    Their website says its 100% real desert sand available in 3 or 4 colors. If its true it might be a great choice to use !
     
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