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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)
  2. 80% potting soil-20%mulch

    22 vote(s)
  3. 100% peat moss

    363 vote(s)
  4. 100% vermiculite

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

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

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

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

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

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

    413 vote(s)
  1. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    Silly Putty mixed with Q-tips and beach glass.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
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  2. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince

    Must suck to be your Ts. :p
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
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  3. doodleBug

    doodleBug Arachnopeon

    I'm quite liking a mix of cocofiber (75%), vermiculite (15%), and mixed mosses (10%) for my Ts. True spiders that are local to me get 40/40 potting soil and vermiculite, plus 20% "true dirt" including sticks, leaves and moss that's literally just a handful or two that I grab from whatever area is nearest to the spider. I do put this in the oven and sort through thoroughly before using, just in case there are little bugs or anything else unwanted like a dropped bit of rubbish or broken glass.
  4. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron

    ....and the old thread replies continue...thanks for the resurrection....
  5. doodleBug

    doodleBug Arachnopeon

    Didn't notice till it was already posted mate. If it irritates you just swipe the notification away, scroll by, ignore it. :) Sorry for what I'm sure is a terribly vast inconvenience
  6. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron

    Naw dude, it cracks me up. Not the first time, won't be the last. All good
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  7. Caseypm

    Caseypm Arachnopeon

    I use eco earth for all my Ts.
  8. I use ZooMed eco earth.

    Great stuff and a lot of it!
  9. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    Still using Silly Putty mixed with Q-tips and beach glass.
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  10. Mica

    Mica Arachnopeon

    I use 75% cocofiber substrate and 25% peat moss. Have tried using vermiculite- it retains moisture a bit better, but doesn't look as pretty in my opinion. I've never had a problem with mold growing on the cocofiber as some people mentioned.
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  11. I use 2 to 2 to 1. So that’s two parts coconut fiber two part jungle mix and one part vermiculite. I’m still learning so I can’t say for sure if that’s best or maybe something is better.
  12. 8leggednightmare

    8leggednightmare Arachnopeon

    I use 70% organic, safe, potting soil and 30% mulch... awesome for burrows
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