What substrate do you use for your arborial t's?

What kind of substrate do you use for your arborial T's?

  • Peat Moss

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Vermiculite

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • Peat Moss/Vermiculite Mix

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Dirt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Coconut Shavings

    Votes: 2 13.3%

  • Total voters
    15

Vayu Son

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I use pure vermiculate for arboreals and smaller slings.

-V
 

Raveness

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I don't know if it is true but I heard vermiculite can cause cancer.
 

Vys

Arachnoprince
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"don't know if true but hear cancer"

I think CM can give you a whole lot of numbers on that one.
 

Immortal_sin

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verm only for arboreals...easy to clean up food boluses, and good for moisture..some arboreals I don't have any substrate at all
 

JacenBeers

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I use potting soil for arboreals. FOr some reason I mixed in sand with my potting soil as substrate for my Avic colony and they are liking it I hope.
 

Code Monkey

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Originally posted by Raveness
I don't know if it is true but I heard vermiculite can cause cancer.
I'll do a little cut and paste:
Minute quantities of asbestos were found in 4 of the existing vermiculite mines in North America. A subsequent random sampling of commercial vermiculite products found *trace* amounts of asbestos in approximately 15% of the products sampled.
The things to keep in mind: The amount of asbestos was so tiny that it was still considered perfectly safe and legal to sell. There is currently no reason to believe that even if you do happen to be using the small percentage of vermiculite with the nigh undetectable levels of asbestos that there's any vector for introducing it into your body in a dangerous manner. There's absolutely zero reason to assume that vermiculite produced outside of North America has even a possibilityof containing Asbestos.

I went out and bout a 28lb sack from the feed store just in case the public stupidity gets out of hand, though.
 

Vys

Arachnoprince
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How 'bout chewing the stuff??


SORRy, just couldn't help myself :p
 
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