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View Poll Results: What Substrate do you use

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  • Coconut Husk (Eco Earth)

    22 21.78%
  • Aspen Shavings

    25 24.75%
  • Reptile Prime

    13 12.87%
  • Cypress Mulch

    17 16.83%
  • Peat Moss

    0 0%
  • Orchid Bark

    1 0.99%
  • Artificial Turf

    0 0%
  • Reptichip

    16 15.84%
  • Carpet Bedding (Eco Carpet)

    2 1.98%
  • Newspaper

    10 9.90%
  • Paper Towels/Shop Towels

    15 14.85%
  • A Mixture of Different Substrates

    11 10.89%
  • Other

    8 7.92%
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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Can anyone who has used a coconut chip bedding comment on how it holds humidity, compared to a cypress mulch substrate? Been thinking of making the switch to a coconut substrate, but didn't know about how well it holds humidity or if its as soft as my normal cypress mulch and eco earth blend.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
    The poll says that 1 person voted for "other". I wonder what he or she is using?
    Coco chips which are not reptichip but another brand

    Coconut beddings have been used in horticulture and used by old school breeders for a long time but being advertised for reptile keepers is something pretty new.
    Last edited by Deborah; 03-30-2019 at 12:25 PM.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptiball View Post
    Yeah, I tried to make a poll but no matter what I did it wouldn't work.
    Seems to be working now.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    Coco chips which are not reptichip but another brand

    Coconut blessings have been used in horticulture and used by old school breeders for a long time but being advertised for reptile keepers is something pretty new.
    Like the ProCoco brand? how has it been working?

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    Some of my cages have aspen, two have cypress . . . Most, though, get paper towels.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
    Can anyone who has used a coconut chip bedding comment on how it holds humidity, compared to a cypress mulch substrate? Been thinking of making the switch to a coconut substrate, but didn't know about how well it holds humidity or if its as soft as my normal cypress mulch and eco earth blend.
    Coconut fiber is much softer than cypress mulch. Itís also easier for them to dig and holds humidity well if you put eco earth down first.


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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Iíve tried about everything, and my favorite is coconut fiber, because it absorbs waste and odor so effectively.
    Nothing else Iíve tried comes close.
    I currently use eco-earth brand.


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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
    Can anyone who has used a coconut chip bedding comment on how it holds humidity, compared to a cypress mulch substrate? Been thinking of making the switch to a coconut substrate, but didn't know about how well it holds humidity or if its as soft as my normal cypress mulch and eco earth blend.
    With my limited experience with coconut chip bedding was not good. Lots of issues of it getting in the mouth and annoying the animal. I replaced it almost right away.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla78 View Post
    Iíve tried about everything, and my favorite is coconut fiber, because it absorbs waste and odor so effectively.
    Nothing else Iíve tried comes close.
    I currently use eco-earth brand.


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    I just got a big bag of the loose eco-earth from Walmart with free store pick-up it was a pretty good deal. I like it for humidity and EASE of clean up. The only thing is it is a big clingy and you have to brush it off the water bowl when taking it out to clean and refill so you don't get it all over your sink. The snake likes it for borrowing and for pushing it around to build walls in front of hide door or inside hide.

    Also like and use aspen as well. My snake pushes aspen around to build walls but doesn't borrow in it as much as eco-earth. Aspen isn't as clingy but it's harder to spot urine spots then what Eco-Earth is.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ballpythonsrock2 View Post
    I just got a big bag of the loose eco-earth from Walmart with free store pick-up it was a pretty good deal. I like it for humidity and EASE of clean up. The only thing is it is a big clingy and you have to brush it off the water bowl when taking it out to clean and refill so you don't get it all over your sink. The snake likes it for borrowing and for pushing it around to build walls in front of hide door or inside hide.

    Also like and use aspen as well. My snake pushes aspen around to build walls but doesn't borrow in it as much as eco-earth. Aspen isn't as clingy but it's harder to spot urine spots then what Eco-Earth is.
    I always got the compressed bricks for eco earth when I used it, and I always had to dig it out from under fingernails and such even when just taking a snake out to handle. As soon as I found that the reptile prime was way better about that, I swapped. Still have 2 bricks of eco earth that I'll have to use up at some point...

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