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Bioactive substrate

Discussion in 'Gecko Enclosures' started by Larry, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Larry

    Larry Gecko Egg

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    Wondering how many of you use a bioactive substrate ? I use it in many of my herp habitats (with exception of snakes). Wondering if it works with leopards.
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    acpart Gecko Grandparent 3 Year Member

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    I use it in one of my leopard gecko enclosures. I used coco fiber mixed with a relatively small amount of desert sand and leaf litter from outside. I have had 2 retired female leopard gecko breeders in there for about 3 years. There are also a good number of crickets and super worms breeding in there. I keep a dish of grain for the feeders. Both geckos weigh over 70 grams and are doing very well (the crickets are too).
    I also use bioactive substrate for my day geckos, fat tails, leachie, crestie and gargoyles.

    Aliza
  3. Tongue Flicker

    Tongue Flicker Hatchling Gecko

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    It does work with leopard geckos well. Mixes will depend on you, the variety of available stuff as well your location in the world. I'm using a new mixture made of chemical-free marcoting mixture (says leaf litter and osmunda roots), laterite (a kind of tropical clay soil, pre-dampened then dried before use) and desert sand.