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Substrate preference poll

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by pelo, Feb 27, 2004.

preferred substrate??

  1. 100% potting soil

    109 vote(s)
    8.7%
  2. 80% potting soil-20%mulch

    22 vote(s)
    1.8%
  3. 100% peat moss

    363 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. 100% vermiculite

    34 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. 50/50 peat/vermiculite

    95 vote(s)
    7.6%
  6. 50/50 potting soil/peat moss

    104 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. 50/50 potting soil/vermiculite

    35 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. 75% peat moss-25% vermiculite

    61 vote(s)
    4.9%
  9. 75% vermicuite-25% peat moss

    13 vote(s)
    1.0%
  10. other...please state in reply post

    413 vote(s)
    33.1%
  1. myTwilleatU12

    myTwilleatU12 Arachnopeon

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    Coconut Fiber

    Zoo Med Eco Earth coconut fiber is my choice.

    PROS:
    1 Holds moisture really good
    2 Safe
    3 Pretty good for burrowing
    4 Looks natural

    CONS:
    1 Its compressed and you have to add water to it so it expands
    2 A little on the pricey side
     
  2. I use Humus bricks. My live plants are doing very well in it. And my spiders loves it.

    I´m not a fan of the potting soil. Potting soil = Living room plants in the window. :wicked:
     
  3. qu1ck

    qu1ck Arachnopeon

    naa, it was irresponsible.

    i'm a newbie myself, and i'm looking for people who's advice I can trust. I now know that yours might be missing key information.
     
  4. MIC

    MIC Arachnosquire

    Definitely coconut with a 15% vermiculite for better humidity condition and 1% charcoal powder for anti-mite purpose.
     
  5. Peregrine581

    Peregrine581 Arachnopeon

    I went with other. I love the eco earth as well! :)
     
  6. I use coco husk for my non burrowers, and a mix of topsoil and coco husk for any one that may like the opportunity to dig.
     
  7. PrettyInInk87

    PrettyInInk87 Arachnopeon

    Coconut fiber all the way. It's aweosome! I use it for my T's, and scorpion... No problems here.
     
  8. Mara

    Mara Arachnopeon

    I'm using coconut husk fiber. While new to T's, that's what I used for my emp before. Seems to work well.
     
  9. I use 50/50 potting soil and coco fibers.
     
  10. My vote goes for "other" - coconut fiber

    Good old coconut fiber seems great so far.
     
  11. BorisTheSpider

    BorisTheSpider Overly Complicated

    100 % coco fiber .
     
  12. Just one G.Rosea, and I use 100% peat moss, dry.
     
  13. +1 100% thats all I use for all of mt T's
     
  14. Suidakkra

    Suidakkra Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    Eco-earth all the way! :clap:
     
  15. Scoolman

    Scoolman Arachnolord

    25%/75% pete humus/coco choir. Great burrowing mixture. Holds moisture well.
     
  16. Coconut Fibre for Ts, that and moss mix for scorps and other bugs.
     
  17. Substrate mix

    Dunno if anyone else has done this, but ive mixed 4 substrates together to make one and my Ts like it. Potting soil, coco fiber, eco earth and vermiculite.
     
  18. pok2010

    pok2010 Arachnopeon

    uk
    Cocofibre and live spagnim moss, with a kick of vermiculite somtimes, but mainly coco fibre, or coco fibre, and live spagnum moss {D
     
  19. ExotiPet

    ExotiPet Arachnopeon

    100% Cocofiber from EcoEarth.
     
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