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#1 babettebeau

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:17 PM

Hi everyone

 

Can coconut coir potentially set on fire under a 100 watt megaray UV/basking bulb heating at 32 celcius degree for a day?

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:13 AM

Hi Sabrina,

Coco coir's not some thing I've used but a lot of keepers do, there wouldn't be a problem with it as you wouldn't let the substrate get that dry any way. :)



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:02 AM

I've never had problems and have tested it to upwards of 40 degrees. Mine does get dry in the basking spot. When you think of some tropical temps where coconuts grow, I imagine they would ignite there when ripe if they were going to, or does the fact that they are alive make this less likely. Interesting topic ;) Might have a go at lighting some later to see what happens.




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