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Best place to buy tree fern panels?

Hello! I'm doing a vivarium for my crested gecko and want to line the walls of my Exo Terra with tree fern panels to be able to make it look really grown in. The problem is I can't seem to find any for a good price. Amazon has a pair of 17"x8" for 40 dollars but that seems kind of pricey, especially since I will need more than just two to fill out the tank.

I saw the NEHERP website had some and Josh's Frogs too, but both are sold out. NEHERP's website says there were import issues...could they be affecting multiple retailers, which is why prices are so high?

Anyways...does anybody know a good source for these panels? I would really appreciate it.
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Edit: Alternatively, I've found that this material, Epiweb/Ecoweb can be used as a substitute...but all attempts to find vendors have been met with dead ends. Any help with this either?

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You might get lucky (less pricey) by checking out orchid supply companies. But, with the added shipping expense, your best bet just may be Amazon. Roberts Flower Supply Home INDEX has several sizes (scroll down just below 'redwood fiber' and you will see their 'tree fern' products. They are old school... call in your inquiry/order. Shipping becomes pricey.

Harvest rates and sustainability in some countries (especially South American tree fern varieties) has caused availability to become inconsistent/variable. Same thing happened with Osmunda fiber (from the rhizome of the Osmunda fern) - over harvesting & sustainability dried up supplies. Some countries see the potential $$$ and are beginning sustainable production of tree ferns via farms/plantations. Roberts also carries Epiweb. Scroll down to the bottom of their page.
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Thanks a ton! Really helpful.
Yeah it's kind of pricy but still cheaper than some of the links I was seeing. Thanks again!
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