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in lieu of coco coir ..
    #1124492 - 12/09/02 12:14 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i went to five different pet stores today and i CANNOT find coconut coir! the closest thing any of the places had was coconut shell chips the size of my thumb .. i ended up getting this other stuff (lizard bedding) that looks very similar to coco coir. i'm gonna try using that instead.

the name of this stuff is Bed-A-Beast and it says "made from 100% natural fiber" has anyone used this or anything similar that wasn't coco coir? i'm going to sterilize it in my microwave and try it as 50/50 vermiculite casing.


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Re: in lieu of coco coir .. [Re: flawed]
    #1124505 - 12/09/02 12:19 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: in lieu of coco coir .. [Re: Bilge]
    #1124555 - 12/09/02 12:42 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

oh sweet, so i got the right stuff then! i already soaked a small piece in hot water and almost instantly it expanded like crazy.

erm, i got a few other questions as well .. has anyone tried using both 50/50 (vermiculite/coir) and just straight coir and can tell me which is better? also, i only have crushed oyster shells and i'm not sure how much i should add to the 50/50 mix .. i was thinking 25% (half a cup shells to one cup of verm. + one cup of coir) is that too much? too little?

my crushed oyster shells aren't very "crushed" .. they're small flakes about half the size of the nail on my pinky. i'm thinking of putting some in a plastic bag and further crushing it with a hammer. has anyone tried this?


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