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Calcium Substrate?

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Posted by: DrSolovieff at Sun Aug 31 22:44:38 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DrSolovieff ]  
   

I have a Sulcata hatchling in a 40 gallon tank. I set this tank up a couple of weeks ago and have a "lawn" growing in it for my tortoise. Today, I noticed a bunch of little gnats or flies or something in there. I assume that if it is humid enough for the flies, it is TOO humid for the sulcata, and that humidity must be coming from watering the "lawn." SO ... plan B ... tear out the lawn, and use what? I really like the look of calcium substrate, and my tortoise loves to dig in it, but I've read that it should NOT be used. Is it safe, or isn't it??

Second question: when I bought this baby a month or two ago, it was perfectly round in shape. As it grows though, it's becoming a little bit longer ... more like an oval ... is this normal??


   

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