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cweg

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I would like to here some experience using compressed cocnut husk as substrate. I have seen this stuff that comes in a brick and you expand it in water. I was wondering how it holds up to mold and drying out. Thanks
 

conipto

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Originally posted by cweg
I would like to here some experience using compressed cocnut husk as substrate. I have seen this stuff that comes in a brick and you expand it in water. I was wondering how it holds up to mold and drying out. Thanks
I am using it with one of my tarantulas, mixed about 50/50 with 'Jungle mix" It allows for good burrowing,as the fibers hold up very well. Holds moisture pretty well, and I haven't seen any mold on that. I've only seen mold growing on my peat moss in another tank.

Bill
 

Raveness

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Hold moisture great! I use it. Unfortunately my tarantula are a Usumbara and Rose hair..they don't need moisture and I have no choice.
 
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AlbinoDragon829

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I second what conipto has to say.. I've seen it in use before (minus jungle mix) and it holds moisture well. I haven't seen mold grow on it.
 

Mojo Jojo

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I did quite well for a long time using "Forrest Floor". When I tried "Bed a Beast", it had a strong smell and my tarantulas hated it. I don't know if it was mold or pesticide, but after hearing information about how coconuts are a cash crop, and as such are likely to receive pesticide, I havd decided to no longer use it -- any brand. I have gone to using peat/soil.

Good Luck
Big Dragonfly
 
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