walmart has some in fairly small bags thats "organic"Interesting....I was told here to use moss. I'll have to keep a watch.
I actually considered some Aspen. I have mostly Firs and Cedars here in my yard, Though I do have maple. How does A. Gigas do on Maple? He's really enjoying his current living quarters. I have some Oak burried under the substrate. I didn't want to buy peat because it comes in these huge bags.
Live and learn. Thanks, everyone.
I use six to eight inches of coconut coir (bed a beast, ecoearth, etc.) mixed with several handfuls of aspen bedding. I think I learned this technique from Wade and it works incredibly well for AGBs.I used to keep the same species you have.
I don't believe they eat the cocobark, and I've never mixed soil in with them.
I would mix in aspen animal bedding in with the substrate so it will decompose and eventually become edible.
As far as I know, hardwoods are ok to use. Don't use any softwoods though, because the resins in pines and cedards and the like tend to act as an insect repellant (which is why cedar chests are so popular for preventing moth-eaten garmets ). They're generally a no-no for arthropod keeping.I actually considered some Aspen. I have mostly Firs and Cedars here in my yard, Though I do have maple.