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Pine

Postby Suzle87 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 am

I got some exoterra jungle earth to mix with the coco soil next viv change, but I just thought did I read somewhere pine is not safe for BT’s? Could just be my imagination but thought I best check. Thanks in advance
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Re: Pine

Postby splashy07 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am

Pine isn't acceptable for any reptile.
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Re: Pine

Postby Suzle87 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:10 am

splashy07 wrote:Pine isn't acceptable for any reptile.


Thanks splashy, glad I checked! I wonder why on earth exoterra market it for reptiles! Il see if I can send it back for a refund. Thanks again for answering x
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Re: Pine

Postby splashy07 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:48 am

There is pine in Exoterra jungle earth?
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Re: Pine

Postby Suzle87 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:05 am

splashy07 wrote:There is pine in Exoterra jungle earth?


Yeh it is made from pine bark. Just left it at work or id take a photo. Il do it when I get in tomorrow and show you x
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Re: Pine

Postby Suzle87 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:22 am

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Re: Pine

Postby splashy07 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:44 pm

Can I see a pic of the whole package? I don't think I've ever seen that on this side of the pond.
I use coco-husk, harmless chopped up coconut shell, and in big enough pieces that they don't get caught up in the sliding door track.
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Re: Pine

Postby Suzle87 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:45 pm

Il take a pic in the morning, I just found that online but will do a proper photo tomorrow, I suppose I can just poor it in the garden for my dads plants, won’t do them any harm I wouldn’t think
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Re: Pine

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Re: Pine

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:03 am

Not a lot of pine trees in the tropics .

I'd be reluctant to use the stuff unless I knew exactly what species of pine it is.
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Re: Pine

Postby splashy07 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:10 am

Alrighty then, I would think if it was marketed for reptiles the substrate would be treated in such a way that it's harmless, but I have not heard anything positive about pine. I'm reluctant to dismiss the product as I have never used, and there are many types of conifers that are safe, and many are generically called 'pine'.
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Re: Pine

Postby Angcious » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:01 pm

I had posted asking about the pine in Exoterra rainforest substrate back in 2017, I had just bought a bag of it. After a few days, I didn't like that I could still smell it. That's when I found out it had pine. I threw it all away and gave my BTS baths to remove any possible residue on them. I had my 2 oldest at that time. Neither showed any kind of symptoms/reactions in the short time they were on it. But I remember being concerned by the smell so was worried it would eventually bother them because they had to live on it. Since it was a well known reptile company I didn't question exactly what it was made of right away, it was a learning lesson
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Re: Pine

Postby Suzle87 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Angcious wrote:I had posted asking about the pine in Exoterra rainforest substrate back in 2017, I had just bought a bag of it. After a few days, I didn't like that I could still smell it. That's when I found out it had pine. I threw it all away and gave my BTS baths to remove any possible residue on them. I had my 2 oldest at that time. Neither showed any kind of symptoms/reactions in the short time they were on it. But I remember being concerned by the smell so was worried it would eventually bother them because they had to live on it. Since it was a well known reptile company I didn't question exactly what it was made of right away, it was a learning lesson

Thanks for this, il 100% not use it after reading that, definitely not worth the risk, especially with ventress as his chest is his weak point from having a respiratory infection as a baby when I got him. Last thing I’d ever want to do is make him poorly. Thanks for the info x

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