Well we were looking for a cheap yet nice looking substrate and we came across a very good deal. We found this old man who does lots of wood working and has a planer (makes all the side of a piece of wood level) and he does alot of work with plane cypress. Well after talking to him for about 10 min we were able to talk him into letting us have some. We paid $2 for a 55gal trash bag full and he would not take more than that amount. And my BP could not be happier she jumped out my hands into her tank to crawl around in her new substrate. My boa also like the bedding.