What is the best substrates for T's? Addatives?

Raena

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My A. Chalcodes isn't doing well on straight coconut fiber, it's too fluffy for herI. I want to rehouse her and do a mix, but I'm not entirely sure what could be safe to use. I don't want to have to wet it down since my species tends to like it drier. What can I do?
 

FrmDaLeftCoast

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My A. Chalcodes isn't doing well on straight coconut fiber, it's too fluffy for herI. I want to rehouse her and do a mix, but I'm not entirely sure what could be safe to use. I don't want to have to wet it down since my species tends to like it drier. What can I do?
If it's too fluffy, you could press down on it and therefore compact the substrate. Besides that, I'd suggest the addition of top soil. Just make sure you read the ingredient list...I'd personally suggest Scotts Premium Topsoil.
 

chanda

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I like to mix sand with the coconut fiber for my desert species (or sand and topsoil) and then pack it down. It does make the enclosures heavier - but also makes a better substrate for burrowing.
 

FrmDaLeftCoast

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I like to mix sand with the coconut fiber for my desert species (or sand and topsoil) and then pack it down. It does make the enclosures heavier - but also makes a better substrate for burrowing.
I knew I was forgetting something! LoL. Completely agree ^^^
 

viper69

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My A. Chalcodes isn't doing well on straight coconut fiber, it's too fluffy for herI. I want to rehouse her and do a mix, but I'm not entirely sure what could be safe to use. I don't want to have to wet it down since my species tends to like it drier. What can I do?

Did you pack down the sub first?
 
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