Palm tree bark safe for Snakes?

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  1. Brandon

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    Is palm tree bark safe for snake because I am wanting to use this piece inside his terrarium. (It will be cleaned and disinfected beforehand).[​IMG]

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    i use palm tree frons like the bit that goes arond the tree
     
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    Don't see why not, but just keep in mind this stuff can get pretty mouldy so try to keep it dry ;)
     
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    I would probably be more inclined to use a piece of cork bark... We use that in turtle aquariums when the turtles get too heavy for their floating docks... It's shaped exactly like your piece of palm bark there, just a lot more less likely to turn to sh*t on you.
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    Most good pet stores will have it, Amazing Amazon usually does.
    https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=cork+bark
     
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    Pretty expensive though, now that its no longer imported. Really annoying because its a good thing to grow most orchids on.
     
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    yes indeed thts why i use the fron bases
     
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    Yeah but it's a one off purchase for a snake setup. Not an ongoing thing like food or electricity...
     
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    Thats true.
     
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    dam i should've got some of that stuff i didn't know it existed
     
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    You certainly should, its fantastic. Also really good for bio-active setups if you're into that. Its good because it doesn't decompose quickly, unlike most other bark.
     
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    yep thats what I have, I dint know what it was called. thanks
     
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    Been using it for years, great for turtles, easy for them to haul out on, won't damage their plastrons and provides a shelter for them to hide under too and ambush from.
     
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    thanks, yeah for sure his enclosure is pretty much always dry.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what species is he?
     
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    thanks what I originally wanted but can't find it in store anywhere and don't really have pieces like that around my area thanks though
     
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    i think that one is a bit to wet for what i use these ones the bases of those exactly the same ones i use
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    No worries man, stores sell out of it pretty quick, it's like gold in the captive herp trade. Highly sought after.
     
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    Its also very highly sought after for orchids, as I said before. Fellow orchid growers often raid pet stores for their cork bark :D sorry
     
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    a Capet python
     
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    Any pics?? I love a good carpet python :D
     
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