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Offlinemerlink
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Coco Coir availability
    #1785572 - 08/06/03 05:35 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Where in the WORLD (locally, rather) can I find some Coco Coir?!?!?  Let's see...I've been to Meijers, Wal-Mart (SuperStore), Target, Franks Garden Center, and a local horticulture shop --- And NONE have Coco Coir.. (nobody even knows what it is)

For future reference, how is coco coir pronounced phenetically?

koko ko-ir?
koko quar?

I ended up having to spell it out for everybody I asked, and only one woman had a CLUE about what I was talking about..

What gives? Why doesn't anybody have this stuff? (I really don't wanna order online and pay for shipping)

Any alternatives?  :confused:

-Merlin


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: merlink]
    #1785587 - 08/06/03 05:38 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

sold as bed a beast in petshops.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: merlink]
    #1785589 - 08/06/03 05:38 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

petco, they call it forest bed, it is about the size of a brick and is used for reptile bedding.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: EthanEdwards]
    #1785593 - 08/06/03 05:39 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ahh.. haha, that would explain my unluckiness in finding it initially.. :wink:

"What's it used for?"

"Umm.. Composting, I think...."

*WRONG**

haha, thanks for the help.

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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: merlink]
    #1785617 - 08/06/03 05:44 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Koko quar = coco coir


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: Ekstaza]
    #1785619 - 08/06/03 05:46 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I got a GIANT brick of it at the local hydro shop for twelve bucks. I did not realize how much it expands.


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    #1785643 - 08/06/03 05:52 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: ]
    #1785650 - 08/06/03 05:53 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

cowsnose said:
Damn i got hoooked up $2 a brick expanded into a huge 5 gallon bucket!!




Was that at some store? If yes tell us where PLZ.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: ]
    #1785888 - 08/06/03 07:10 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

This brick I got weighs about 8 pounds dry. They had the little ones for $3.


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    #1785986 - 08/06/03 07:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: ]
    #1786131 - 08/06/03 08:35 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

has anyone been having problems finding vermiculite too? i remember last year getting it at walmart and home depot. Now i have to either buy a huge $50 bag of it at the Depot or drive 45 min. away to pay $6 for a little bag.

i heard that it was causing cancer, but i dunno if that is true.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: MsPacMan]
    #1788913 - 08/07/03 04:37 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, I've had similar problems with the verm here. Home depot still sells it, but like you said, the bags are the size of my car. I've had the most luck with nurseries and garden specialty shops. I guess not everyone has that luxury though.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: Demiurge]
    #1788920 - 08/07/03 04:40 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Oh, and if you are looking for coco coir. You have to call it by brand name. Ask for "bed a beast" and say it's for your iguana. Everyone around here looks at you like your crazy if you walk into a pet shop and start asking for coco coir.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: Demiurge]
    #1788938 - 08/07/03 04:44 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Can you chop up Coco coir bricks before soaking them if you only want to use a bit?


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: OJK]
    #1788973 - 08/07/03 04:52 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yeah, but you have to use a saw to do it. Tough stuff. I've heard you can peel off layers with a knife but i've never tried. Just use a lot less than you think you will need 'cause you will be amazed at how much the stuff expands.


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Re: Coco Coir availability [Re: ]
    #1789022 - 08/07/03 05:03 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Using a saw is much more fun though. Trust me.  :wink:


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