- Feb 24, 2011
So before I bought my first T I went and did alot of internet research and bought Marshall's Tarantulas and Other Arachnids published by Barrons. In the substrate section (pg.24-25) it mentions bark mulch, while he does warn against Cedar at least he says most others are fine such as Pine bark and Cypress bark. So I went and bought a big bag of Cypress bark and soon enough Cinnamon (my T) was trying to stay off it as much as possible so I got concerned and looked it up here. Lo and behold people say NOT to use bark. So is this a big error on Marshall's part or are people freaking out over it when it's not that bad? Or does it depend on the shape and size of the mulch? The mulch I got was obviously terrible since it was jagged shards of wood. I got rid of that stuff a.s.a.p. and went hunting for coco fiber.