Medium grade orchid bark-age appropriate?

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At what size/ weight is medium grade orchid bark appropriate for hatchlings/juveniles? If I pack it down does it help hatchlings navigate a medium size bark easier?

I’m having a hard time finding 2 cu ft bags of fine grade but found medium grade locally, thanks!
 

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At what size/ weight is medium grade orchid bark appropriate for hatchlings/juveniles? If I pack it down does it help hatchlings navigate a medium size bark easier?

I’m having a hard time finding 2 cu ft bags of fine grade but found medium grade locally, thanks!
I use fine grade for all ages and sizes. I suppose medium would be fine for any tortoise larger than 5-6 inches.
 

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I use fine grade for all ages and sizes. I suppose medium would be fine for any tortoise larger than 5-6 inches.
@Tom is the theory behind fine grade vs larger size due to easier stability and purchase for hatchlings or better evaporative qualities? I saw Mark uses some sort of topsoil/mulch mix for his adults.
 
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