- Jan 6, 2011
Thats what i use as well. The t's don't seem to like it when i put it in at first because i put it in a bit wet to help the humidity, but when it dries out they seem happy enough (and no stuff growing in it).My vote goes for "other" - the coconut fiber EcoEarth.
I kinda like it I'm not certain yet but my recent reading suggests that these are spores common to Canadian peat. So far (in that reading) it seems that these break down the dead sphagnum even further. Curiously, my biggest infestation is in an H. maculata tank that stays dry except for a monthly spritzing. It started in the base soil but has really taken off where where the tube webs become more or less horizontal. I guess that the moisture collects in these spots and encourages spreading of the spores. I had a Phlogius tank infested with mycelia that produced mushrooms regularly. The inhabitant would break them off at the stem or flex them and cover with copious webbing.The last bag of peat I got must have had some fungus spores in it. I've been picking mushrooms out of enclosures for months. AARRGGHH! Not a problem I've had in the past.