Ask better substrate for C. darlingi and P. murinus

Zeny Nurdinata

Arachnopeon
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Hi, i wont to ask some question
Can i use exoterra desert sand mix with cocopeat for C. darlingi and P. murinus substrate? Because i've seen they life in dry area. If its not, what i can use for substrate? Thanks
 

Toxoderidae

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Sand is almost never good for tarantulas, I'd never use it. Just use cocfibre/cocopeat
 

Red Eunice

Arachnodemon
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You can use straight cocopeat/ecoearth.
Sand, MIGHT, enter the book lungs and cause problems.
With 17 species of obligate burrowers, I use topsoil, $1.49 for a 1 liter bag. Much cheaper and a natural substrate, IMO/IME.
 

Zeny Nurdinata

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You can use straight cocopeat/ecoearth.
Sand, MIGHT, enter the book lungs and cause problems.
With 17 species of obligate burrowers, I use topsoil, $1.49 for a 1 liter bag. Much cheaper and a natural substrate, IMO/IME.
Thanks for your help :) now i can fill with cocopeat/ecoearth for my darlingi and obt
 

Red Eunice

Arachnodemon
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You can use straight cocopeat/ecoearth.
Sand, MIGHT, enter the book lungs and cause problems.
With 17 species of obligate burrowers, I use topsoil, $1.49 for a 1 liter bag. Much cheaper and a natural substrate, IMO/IME.
Edit: not 1 liter bag should have been 1 cubic foot bag. Lack of sleep, more than likely. Lol!
 
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