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Discussion in 'Herp Health' started by Lorarama, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Actually cypress mulch is quite safe as long as you are getting just cypress mulch and not the red chemically dyed stuff. It is used by a number of people who keep ball pythons. It has the advantage of being moisture absorbant so it will help to hold humidity. However it is quite coarse and chunky so there would be a problem with crickets disappearing into a thick layer of it.
  2. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Ah, yes I've seen that stuff. I'll keep that in mind. I've used non-dyed cypress before, but I'm very anti pine and cedar, and since they too are conifers, it made me nervous. Cypress doesn't have a piney smell though, and isn't even in the same family, so it shouldn't surprise me that it doesn't share the same properties.
  3. Lorarama

    Lorarama Member

    Long Live Phil!!

    Thanks for all of your help...Phil has pulled through his apparent dehydration and is doing really good.

  4. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    That's awesome news! I know I appreciate the update :D
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