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Hay for substrate

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by AlphaAlpha, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    Has anyone ever used HAY in the mixture for Substrate? Or have any valid reason why it couldn't be used?

    As dead grass I would think mixed in with soil it would form a great insulator, hold moisture and it cheap and light weight.. :D:tegu:
  2. onnie0047

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    I though someplace I read it was a no-go because of the bacteria it harbors......I think if it was a good idea, most of us would be using it since cypress mulch in pet stores is so expensive....
  3. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I think that hay can get dangerously moldy.
  4. Zyn

    Zyn Active Member

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    Hay will also grow weeds in your substrate :p lol I think you mean straw and once wet it molds quickly.
  5. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thanks, Zyn. Yes, straw.
  6. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    Ok guys just a thought