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  1. Snakes
    I currently have aspen bedding for both of my corn snake vivariums, i was wondering if i could use orchid bark substrate instead as i am trying to give a more natural look to my vivariums. the substrate will be dried out before use as i know it causes humidity when damp, has anyone ever used...
  2. Snakes
    Where is the best place to get bark for your snakes? I was considering getting a large bag from asda fora few quid but it doesn't actually say what bark was in it and didn't want to risk it. I usually use a mix of orchid bark and peat, but apart from the local reptile shop I was wondering where...
  3. Snakes
    So I have a Colombian Rainbow Boa and set up his viv with orchid bark and moss and spray once a day... Problem is after less than 2 weeks it stinks of damp! So I was told some people just use a usual dry set up and use a moss box... Anyone else do this for their humidity needing snakes/reps...
  4. Lizards
    good day Reptile lovers! been sitting here thinkign theres always bulk on aspen and other subtrate but have never seen bulk on orchid bark, anyone have any places (that have a website) that do bulk bark? i keep everyone on it my boa, my python and my crestie and would be good to buy bulk not...
  5. Newbie Advice
    Does Orchid Bark usually come very damp, or do you dry it off before using it? I have tried to set up home for our prospective Royal Python today and can't get humidity down from 80%. I have now realised that the Orchid Bark straight out of the pack is just too damp so have removed some and...
  6. Snakes
    Hi I've got a RUB that I keep my young Royal in and decided to try orchid bark as substrate instead kitchen roll. Since I put it in the RUB, yesterday evening, has gone like a sauna and I can hardly see him. There's smears on the side where he's rubbed his nose around the edge! I expected...
  7. Snakes
    Hi all, I used to keep my 2 royals on aspen with no probs but recently changed to orchid bark on the advice of my local reptile shop. I bought a bag for each viv and used one straight away and saved the other for when it was needed. I have now noticed it is sweating and am unsure if I should...
  8. Snakes
    Does everyone here use shop bought orchid bark or can you use other stuff e.g. large bark from b&q?? Kind regards Chris
  9. Equipment Classifieds
    Hi guys, I have for sale the following substrates: one bag (5L) of Orchid Bark - £3 (+£1.50pp) one bag (3L) of Sedge Peat - £3 (+£1.50pp) two blocks of Komodo tropical terrain - £3.50 (+£1.50pp) for both purchased originally for my boa enclosure - but sold them when we moved and for some...
  10. Equipment & Supplies
    is this stuff anything like orchid bark B&Q Large Chipped Bark 100L, 0000003717530
  11. Lizards
    Morning all, I posted yesterday about my cresty playing dead in the substrate, and this morning it has gone to new lengths (all adds to the character I feel lol), my better half went downstairs and put the light on only for my cresty to disappear under the orchid bark, all...
  12. Snakes
    So far have always used aspen or auboise in my vivs but I thought I might give something like orchid bark a try as I believe they hold humidity better. Always been wary of using it because of bringing in mites but I know substrate can be treated or just buy way in advance of when you need it so...
  13. Snakes
    Hey, so my humidity was normal earlier my royal had paper towel as substrate and an exo terra hides with a few temporary home made ones, Today i've changed his substrate to orchid bark and removed the home made hides and replaced with cork bark hides, Instantly the hydrometer was reading 99% and...
  14. Snakes
    Hey everyone, I just replaced my royals paper towel substrate with some orchid bark and chucked a couple of cork bark hides in (He's gunna love it:blush:) But now my hygrometer is reading 99% humidity.. I know this can't be right, Is it just from the moisture in the bark? and will it be okay to...
  15. Snakes
    So I've decided I'm sick of newspaper! Looks like crap and they always end up screwing it up anyway. I've used orchid bark before but it's hellishly expensive for what it is, £6 for 10L! They sell bark in garden centres, 100L for £6 but they never specify the wood and staff never know so I...
  16. Snakes
    I have had my Albino Burmese now for the last 2 years and she is reaching 9ft, Im investing in a new, custom made viv for her but thought I'd double check before I do. I've read and been told that newspaper is the best substrate to use, or orchid bark (which looks better) I thought I'd ask if...
  17. Lizards
    hi, well im moving my blue tongue skink into 2m viv and need to cover the floor space, would orchid bark that you use for the garden be okey to use? thanks x
  18. Lizards
    I have just bought a bigger exo viv for my crestie and was going to use coco fibre again as a substrate. I have read that some people use orchid bark and I wondered what this was like? Does it hold humidity well and can you use it on it's own?
  19. Snakes
    i heard that pine shavings can give snakes respiratory infections and orchid bark is a type of pine so can orchid bark make my snake ill?:blush:
  20. Snakes
    Hi all I am going to use 64L for my corns when they get a bit older and bigger. I want to make the rub look good so i am going for the natrual look. Can i use orchid bark and is it ok for them. I herd that it can cause the himdity to get to high and cause RI. Is this true if so i'll just use...
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