What substrate is this?

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  1. trin_007

    trin_007 Not so new Member

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    Can anyone tell me what this substrate is and possibly where i might be able to buy it around Brisbane? It seems to be some form of shredded bark/coir (or even maybe coconut husk?) but i can't seem to find anything that looks like it anywhere.
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    Coconut husk.

    Have used it in the past but stopped due to the amount of small particle dust that comes with it. Might not be harmful, but I found it undesirable.
     
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    Yes it sure is a pain to clean up but i do like the natural look.

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    Use Kritters krumble, it is similar and generally found at pet stores for decent prices. Very easy to clean and non-harmful to pythons
     
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    i use aspen shavings by zoomed. 8L for around $20. i find most zoomed stuff is pretty decent worth the exrta $$

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    Its called Repti Bark made by ZooMed. I personally stopped using it years ago due to it dust-creating carcinogenic properties. But it was the bees knees 10 years ago. So find something better. Hence why its not regularly available in Brisbane.
     
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    I can direct you to a shop in Brisbane that sells newspapers :) lol
     
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    Kritter's crumble is the way to go if you want it natural looking. I will also add that the substrate pictured is coconut husk as Wally said and NOT Repti bark, you can buy it in compressed bricks at most pet shops or online and its really cheap.
     
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