- Mar 18, 2003
does anyone reccomend Bed-A-Beast for there t's and scorps???
A good friend of mine, Lance May, found a ciggy butt in it. He no longer uses BAB Being that the BAB would have had small traces of nicotine in it (a powerfull pesticide), I'd never touch the stuff. This also shows how well filtered it is.Originally posted by Buspirone
Bed-A-Beast is made of Coir. I know people who have used bed-a-beast for other applications and had problems with mite infestations, molds and larvae showing up in it.
I think it may be the processing agent's poor hygiene habits in storing and processing the bed-a-beast than the actual coir product that is the problem. I'll let you know since I'm using Growcoir/verm mix as my substrate for my rosie and its dry on top but moist about an inch down and all around the water dish. When I get L. parahybana I was going to try using a mix of coir/wormcastings as the substrate. You could always try microwaving the wet bed-a-beast for 5 or 10 minutes or bake it for 30 minutes at 300 degrees prior to use to kill off any eggs, larva or spores.Originally posted by Steve Nunn
A good friend of mine, Lance May, found a ciggy butt in it. He no longer uses BAB Being that the BAB would have had small traces of nicotine in it (a powerfull pesticide), I'd never touch the stuff. This also shows how well filtered it is.
The same here PGE . I have found Forest Bed to be very good . I did put some in a small spare tank and tried to keep it very moist as Id heard of it being a problem, but I encountered mould problems with it kept moist.Originally posted by petitegreeneyes
I use this stuff that comes in a brick called "Forest Bed". It really works well for me plus I mix vermiculite with it.
Hi Paladin,Originally posted by Paladin
as long as you keep it dry bedabeast is great
no problems with it so far
Please forgive my inexpirence, but Im curious, where does one find the peat/vermiculite mix? Im getting ready to get my first T.Originally posted by bodc21
I know i posted up on this before but i jus have to say NO to bed a beast go with peat/vermiculite.steve i agree totally with you that is awful i will never even think of bab even as a last resort basically i feel very strong on this cause i lost my first t to this and ive never had problems since with my mix of peat/vermiculite so obviously somthing is working!