best temporary substrate??

kosh

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what is the best temporary substrate to use that is inexpensive and effective and available in SMALL quantities??
i have peatmoss and vermiculite at home (im working out of town for a few weeks) and they are only available in LARGE quantities and i already have them so...please...other than verm or peat?? only temporary for rose hair i bought today....:?
 

Joy

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For very temporary set-ups, I think damp paper towel is hard to beat.

Joy
 

kosh

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im talking for about 3 or 4 more weeks....
 

conipto

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If you're really ot wanting to spend money on substrate, you could always go for plain out outside dirt. If, that is you beleive you're in a pesticide free area. As far as bacteria and residents in the soil go, I'm told moistening it and nuking it for a minute or two will take care of that problem. I also think many a Rose hair lives a long time in white plastic deli cups in transit from Chile or wherever they pick them up at, to the time they wind up in a pet store. The one I bought from a pet shop was still in the cup, inside a display tank. Go with the moist paper towel, all else failing, but Rose hairs are generally tough.

Bill
 

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You can get a 30lb sack of vermiculite for less than $15 at a feed store. You can get a 50 cubic foot bale of peat for about the same. How much cheaper could you possibly want your substrate?
 

kosh

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its not the cheap part.......i already bought like almost 3 cubic feet of peat and i got a bushel sized bag of vermiculite at home.........more than i need for a while so i dont wanna buy any more......
anyway....my brother gave me a small (8 dry quarts - 8.8L)...of vermiculite...so i will go pick me up a pet pal or kritter keeper tomorrow and fill it with verm....
 
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