Substrate preference poll

preferred substrate??

  • 100% potting soil

    Votes: 109 8.7%
  • 80% potting soil-20%mulch

    Votes: 22 1.8%
  • 100% peat moss

    Votes: 363 29.1%
  • 100% vermiculite

    Votes: 34 2.7%
  • 50/50 peat/vermiculite

    Votes: 95 7.6%
  • 50/50 potting soil/peat moss

    Votes: 104 8.3%
  • 50/50 potting soil/vermiculite

    Votes: 35 2.8%
  • 75% peat moss-25% vermiculite

    Votes: 61 4.9%
  • 75% vermicuite-25% peat moss

    Votes: 13 1.0%
  • other...please state in reply post

    Votes: 413 33.1%

  • Total voters
    1,249

myTwilleatU12

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
7
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
 

SpiderDane

Arachnopeon
Joined
Nov 8, 2009
Messages
25
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. {D
 

qu1ck

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 9, 2009
Messages
1
Hi Elizabeth....try avoid killing of T's of well intentioned newbies..lol..Why don't you research/search posts for cedar topics before you jump to conclusions.The cedar topic has been hashed over and over again dealing with fresh and composted cedar.I've made clear in posts along with others that composted cedar mulch is no longer toxic and fine for use. >>CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLE POST<< .If a newbie goes ahead and starts using cedar mulch because of my/one post here without doing anymore research.(going ahead and doing anything from one post/suggestion and not researching and coming to a safe conclusion for that matter)..well it's the newbie that's killing the T's,not me.I'm not going into detail about composted cedar mulch everytime I mention cedar mulch when it's already been done and can be found in the search option.I've also stated and used parenthesis around the words composted and fresh and made a brief statement about both.I don't think in no way was I being irresponsible.Not nice to make such quick accusations...:mad: ...peace..
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.
 

MIC

Arachnosquire
Old Timer
Joined
Sep 5, 2009
Messages
129
Definitely coconut with a 15% vermiculite for better humidity condition and 1% charcoal powder for anti-mite purpose.
 

mandipants

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Jul 18, 2009
Messages
185
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.
 

PrettyInInk87

Arachnopeon
Joined
Aug 15, 2010
Messages
25
Coconut fiber all the way. It's aweosome! I use it for my T's, and scorpion... No problems here.
 

Mara

Arachnopeon
Joined
Aug 3, 2010
Messages
28
I'm using coconut husk fiber. While new to T's, that's what I used for my emp before. Seems to work well.
 

tarantulaeddie0

Arachnosquire
Old Timer
Joined
May 6, 2008
Messages
87
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.
 

pok2010

Arachnopeon
Joined
Oct 12, 2010
Messages
30
Cocofibre and live spagnim moss, with a kick of vermiculite somtimes, but mainly coco fibre, or coco fibre, and live spagnum moss {D
 
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