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Sphagnum moss from Home Depot

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosure Substrate' started by TechnoCheese, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. TechnoCheese

    TechnoCheese Well-Known Member

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    Would it be safe to use a block of sphagnum moss from Home Depot instead of a pet store?
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    As long as it’s organic and free of any chemicals I see no issues with using it. And as an added bonus, you’ll likely spend less and get much more.
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    My thoughts exactly! Thanks!
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    Although often times it’ll be dyed for “crafters” so avoid that if you can.
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    Like CowboyKen already said, yes, just make sure there aren't any additives for "better plant growth". I get all my peat moss and sphagnum and orchid mix and cypress mulch from Home Depot or Lowes or local garden centers. Got a great bale of 100% Canadian peat moss last Fall....
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    No worries! It says organic on it :)
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    I've used that kind quite a few times on aquatic hatchlings , it's in the water they drink and live in ..... I give it a rinse before I use it , it can be cleaned like a sponge a couple times before it breaks down to much to use .......

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    Oooo, cool!
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