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Re: [Killietalk] coir as a peat moss substitute ? [second posting]
Have not used it as a spawning medium, but works great in my grindal cultures.
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From: "Bruce J. Turner, Dept. Biol. Sci., VPISU, Blacksburg, VA 240" <fishgen at vt_edu>
> Peat moss is considered as a "non-renewable" resource, and its use in gardening
> and agricultural applications continues to be actively discouraged by
> environmental activists and other people who are part of the "organic" movement
> or consider themselves "green." Whatever the merits of the case, it is not
> necessarily far-fetched to prepare for a time when peat moss may become hard
> to get. If its use in gardening becomes highly unpopular, then, once extant
> stocks are exhausted, it is unlikely that it will be available to killifish
> hobbyists, for we obviously do not comprise a significant portion of the
> This is why I am interested in looking at coir as a potential substitute. I
> would appreciate hearing from anyone, offlist or onlist, who has any experience
> in using it as a killifish breeding medium.
> Bruce J. Turner
> Dept. Biol. Sci.
> VIRGINIA TECH
> Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
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