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OfflineWimy
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Bulk sub - coconut fiber
    #11405549 - 11/07/09 05:01 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Went shopping for a bulk substrate today- came home with these two things

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1 is t-rex jungle bed. its a blend of forest bed, cocnut bark, calci-sand, and vermiculite. its a fine mix not quite powder but thety have the same thing that looks more like little pieces of bark

and 2 is "tropical soil" expandable compressed coconut fiber bedding

anybody ever use these?


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Wimy]
    #11405577 - 11/07/09 05:06 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

i would go w the compressed brick... wen i'm mixin my subs i like to know exactly wuts goin in there, forest bed too vague of a term for me to trust. lol. thats just me tho, i'm sure they'll both work fine tho i would just be sure and pasteurize it real well if u use the jungle bed.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: KapKing]
    #11405584 - 11/07/09 05:07 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)



trying out coir for the first time myself as well. hope it works out! i usually just use straight poo.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Citizen13]
    #11405597 - 11/07/09 05:09 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

The brick style coir works extremely well.  Cut it with about 30% vermiculite, and perhaps a small amount of pasteurized coffee grounds for even better results.  Very close to, if not MATCHING manure's performance.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: NosLaser]
    #11405656 - 11/07/09 05:22 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

its way cheaper too. i might take back the big bag and get two more bricks if they work really good.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Citizen13]
    #11405734 - 11/07/09 05:32 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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trying out coir for the first time myself as well. hope it works out! i usually just use straight poo.




I just picked up a bale of CocoTek for $10 at my local hydroponics store. 

If I'm correct, the guy at the store said:
Brick = 9qt
Bale = 70qt
but my numbers might be a little off...



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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: kanglow]
    #11405926 - 11/07/09 06:07 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

"forest bed" for reptiles usually contains some kind of mulched wood... wouldn't hurt to add it to a sub.. but not ideal as a sole sub. I use wood chips in my outdoor beds all the time.. the myc grows to it. But that's outdoors..

I am familiar with "forest bed".. taken 5 minutes ago:



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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Herbal_Elixer]
    #11405938 - 11/07/09 06:08 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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"forest bed" for reptiles usually contains some kind of mulched wood... wouldn't hurt to add it to a sub.. but not ideal as a sole sub. I use wood chips in my outdoor beds all the time.. the myc grows to it. But that's outdoors..

I am familiar with "forest bed".. taken 5 minutes ago:






Your snake is beautiful!  What species is it?  How old is he/she?


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: kanglow]
    #11405943 - 11/07/09 06:08 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

12 year old ball python


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Herbal_Elixer]
    #11405960 - 11/07/09 06:10 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

... and thanks. I have a Spiny Tailed Euro-mastic desert lizard as well.. 2 cats.. a dog.. and a skunk.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: kanglow]
    #11405977 - 11/07/09 06:12 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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trying out coir for the first time myself as well. hope it works out! i usually just use straight poo.




I just picked up a bale of CocoTek for $10 at my local hydroponics store. 

If I'm correct, the guy at the store said:
Brick = 9qt
Bale = 70qt
but my numbers might be a little off...






I actually did the math on this the other day. The large block comes out to be just shy of 60 quarts. I picked up one too at the shop within walking distance of my place. $11 with tax. I don't know why I didn't think to go there before. They also carry about every other substrate material you could ever want.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: dancefloordale]
    #11406188 - 11/07/09 06:43 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I'm using the same coconut fiber All living things and it is colonizing very nicely:thumbup::thumbup:


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: MikeShroomz]
    #11406206 - 11/07/09 06:45 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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I'm using the same coconut fiber All living things and it is colonizing very nicely:thumbup::thumbup:



great that is what i like to hear:thumbup:


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Wimy]
    #11406229 - 11/07/09 06:49 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah I'm going to get some pics up later I made a little mini mono to test it out to see if it would work because this is my first time with Coir usually use H-manure but I am liking this so far


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: MikeShroomz]
    #11406274 - 11/07/09 06:57 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

so once the grain is fully colonized, if you are just using coir how do you apply it to the pasteurized coir. mix it up? spread it on top?

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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Citizen13]
    #11406280 - 11/07/09 06:58 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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trying out coir for the first time myself as well. hope it works out! i usually just use straight poo.





Where did u order from


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Wimy]
    #11406297 - 11/07/09 07:01 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

mix it mix it mix it mix it yea.:winner:


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: Damion5050]
    #11406324 - 11/07/09 07:05 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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trying out coir for the first time myself as well. hope it works out! i usually just use straight poo.





Where did u order from



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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: whyblameus]
    #11406377 - 11/07/09 07:12 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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trying out coir for the first time myself as well. hope it works out! i usually just use straight poo.





Where did u order from



your welcome



actually i didnt order from there. the shipping was outrageous! i got it from greentrees hydroponics. it was a little more per brick but in the end i saved money because the shipping was almost 1/3 of general hydroponics.


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Re: Bulk sub - coconut fiber [Re: whyblameus]
    #11406385 - 11/07/09 07:14 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I have been in the reptile industry for over ten years and I can say always use the compressed bricks that say coir!
Fibre and other products such as Jungle Mix are too bulky. Even the fibre tends to have big chunks and even plastic and leaves.
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