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Is hemp a viable option as a substrat

Anuke

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Well my brother has guinea pigs and he uses hemp substrat. So i think about also changing to hemp. it has a few pros like beeing bakteria resistant and not molding easily. But i can't find anything about wheter or not it's ok to use with tegus. I hope someone can help. thx

PS. i know my spelling is ****, i'm german.
 

Josh

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I'd make sure that it can get wet and stay moist/humid without growing mold and fungii
 

Anuke

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I'd make sure that it can get wet and stay moist/humid without growing mold and fungii
thank you for your awnser.
Well thats what hemp is best at. They used to make the sails of sailboats out of hemp cause it doesnt mold. Hemp is naturally antibakterial and antifungal. But i'll test it anyways and tell you my results.
 
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Josh

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Oh that's great! Sounds like it should work well then!
I'm pretty sure we aren't allowed to use it here because the US suuuuuuucks
 

bocacash

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Actually, there ARE many hemp products available now in the US...and more on the way as the laws change ! Hemp was once a valuable cash crop in the USA...ropes, halyards, sails...'cause of the qualities that Anuke stated. George Washington, and many others, grew it on their plantations and farms. Should be just fine !
 

Debita

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What does the hemp substrate look like? Are we talking about seed or something woven?
 
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