Thanks for your input. Reason I was asking is because of the huge price despairety...CB spiderlings for around a $100 and a 5" WC female for around $75. Ive always bought CB but have never owned a blondi and kinda want to go with an established adult female.
I'm jealous... Another substrate that retains moisture quite well is peat moss. Put some in a bucket, mix with water and you grab a handfull, squeeze all the water out than pack it in the bottom of the enclosure