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Is vermiculite a suitable substrate for Macropanesthia?

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I see a lot of threads that talk about both fine soils and sand,  so would vermiculite be a viable alternative? I have some nymphs on the way and want to know if I need to go out and buy a different substrate to the vermiculite I have. 

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Vermiculite COULD work in small amounts in a substrate mix, but honestly you'll be better off using just coconut fiber. 

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22 hours ago, GeorgeInverts said:

Thanks for the advice, I've ordered coco bricks - only the best for the mightiest of roaches!

No problem, hope they do well for you! :)

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I used it as a substrate a long time ago and had no problems EXCEPT it stuck to the exoskeletons and made them look dirty.

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