I look at your myspace cause I want to see how old you truly are. The internet is a place where ages means nothing so maybe act like someone older and more mature.Random asian kid - well I've seen your myspace and you're no older than my nephew. Stereotype all you want, because that's just going to aggrevate him.
I'm not a pede pro, I'm sorry. But i know enough to post on this thread.
So you actually take time to look into my myspace. LOL. Im alot more mature than my age and this is after all -the internet- a place where age means nothing. I called him a Asian kid because hes clearly very hurt emotionally that I pointed out his flaws and so he resorts to saying Americans are all just ignorant no-nothings. And if you think his idea for substrate is a good idea use it on your inverts???;P My guess is that you will stick to eco-earth or some other SOIL based substrate. Therefore I obviously have something to contribute to this forum, what does him having a little hissy fit have to offer? Please let me know... dont worry, Ill wait.:clap:
Just so you know, my Phlogiellus inermis lives with Jungle earth as well. I don't see anything wrong with it and its a lot safer than picking up chunks of soil from the ground and my pet store only carries this. I know, pedes and spiders are different but my inverts use it.
In a tank with proper ventilation and exposure to light (occasionally) the tank and substrate would not succumb to mould from my experience.Well even though you have no evidence that the bark itself made the pede live longer, you also have hides. Look at his enclosure and you will see no hides, or anything, besides bark. They cannot sustain a good burrow in wood. And I have yet to see a pede that prefers bark to soil or peat. The healthiest pedes are the ones that sit in there BURROW most of the time and I dont see how a pede can live longer with more stress. But you may be right sense I dont have experience with bark, that being said I will never ever use bark or woodchips for ANY invert I own. Not to mention all the other downsides to wood. Mold being a big one.
Phark has sent me pictures of his pede in the substrate, maybe you could take some more pictures of the side view of the tank and post them to prove that they're buried? Or even better, a video of them burying themslves.
Take advice too - let him see how long his pedes last in Jungle Earth before syaing anything else. You've said time and time again that you're busy and have better things to do and you're done with this thread, so why bother? Honestly you could easily avoid this thread.Well I felt this way at first too, but he/she is a very good eater and never denys food. Ive even hand fed it a large cricket I also have some pretty mean T's that attack me as soon as the lids off, cobalt blues and my baboons. But also forums like these are alot more intertaining than others by far so in this particular case, Phark was the chosen way you could say that created it. BTW I am not 1 bit sorry for what ive said to you Phark, only sorry that your not taking good advice.
You obviously don't see it. You're supposed to show me evidence that using bark as a substrate will cause detriment to a centipede, not hypotheses.
On a side note, Jungle Earth (which is the "bark" I'm using) is light and un-compacted, unlike soil. In other words, my centipedes easily and readily wind through the relatively large gaps in between the pieces of bark. In short, their burrows have already been created naturally because the gaps ensure that there's actually a series of unorthodox "tunnels" in the substrate. Unconventional, but it works for them.
You and your soil-advocating friends simply cannot accept the fact that alternatives are sometimes just as effective as the norm.
As long as its dark and moist its more than enough for them.
cjm1991 - Why don't you try Jungle Earth and a pede to see if they do the same? Have you felt this stuff? Its really light and not very rough as well.