Bamboo or wood better to gauge moisture?
Hello. I'm halfway across the country, visiting friends. Right now, we're repotting their only orchid, a Phal-type Dendrobium, into a bark orchid mix.
As for checking moisture - bamboo skewers and chopsticks made of porous wood are what they have on hand, but they'll buy something else, if needed.
Would an unfinished bamboo skewer absorb enough moisture to measure moisture accurately?
Would an unfinished wooden chopstick be okay?
One better than the other?
Unfinished wooden skewer better than either?