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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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Dangers Of Vermiculite

Not sure if this is where I'd post this, but here goes.

There's evidence to support vermiculite contains a dangerous, asbestos-like substance that can cause lung problems in humans. Here's a link to some info on it. I know many people use it in their vivariums. This new found info is already addressed in the general care of tarantulas article at tarantulas.com too. Better change your substrate.

http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/verm.html

Hey, it's better than Slimyfeathery, right?

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Thanks for the info.

I've never liked vermiculite. Long ago I changed just about every invertebrate I have to cypress mulch. I like it MUCH better!

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Not sure if this is where I'd post this, but here goes.

There's evidence to support vermiculite contains a dangerous, asbestos-like substance that can cause lung problems in humans. Here's a link to some info on it. I know many people use it in their vivariums. This new found info is already addressed in the general care of tarantulas article at tarantulas.com too. Better change your substrate.

http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/verm.html

Thank you.

I almost ended up using this as a whole substrate for my Grammotsola Rosea tarantula. Ended up with peat moss instead.
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