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

doodleBug

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jul 7, 2017
Messages
35
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.
 

doodleBug

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jul 7, 2017
Messages
35
....and the old thread replies continue...thanks for the resurrection....
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
 

Mica

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jun 16, 2012
Messages
6
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.
 

Eighth Element

Arachnopeon
Joined
Jun 12, 2018
Messages
8
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.
 
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