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Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Fleas, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I used eco earth for a few years. I like the jungle mix because the wood debris in it seems to leave gaps and water spreads out more evenly. I've never once found mold in it either, which is a plus as I do have quite a few moisture lovers now. I'm sold on false bottoms for those now, though. Its just the best way, and safest as far as pests go.
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    there's a little dust but not much, mist it once to get the dust to settle and it's fine. that's what i did for my 2 rosea's
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    What's a false bottom? I have most of mine on coir mixed with vermiculite, some have Orchid bark mixed too but I've had to use springtails as there was a mould issue and I believe it was the bark so that's getting the heave if I feel I need to rehouse which I never like doing because we all know it stresses them... I have my P.Vespertinus on spider life which has peat in it I'm sure and tbh I hate it, doesn't hold moisture long at all... Coir and vermiculite is my favourite combo by far... Some people swear by vermiculite only but it doesn't seem right to me...
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    Its basically an inch or two of gravel in the bottom of the enclosure. You run a piece of pvc straight into the gravel and then fill in with substrate. When you need humidity you add water down the pipe, it spreads along the bottom evenly so theres a moist lower area that the hide/tunnel leads to. That way you're not making a large moist area of substrate on the surface for them, which is what makes mold, and attracts pests.
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    Everyday is a school day, sounds like a great idea especially for moisture loving T's, I'm gonna look into this cheers bud :)
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