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RE: Substrate preferences

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Posted by: atrax27407 at Mon Dec 8 13:38:34 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by atrax27407 ]  
   

Organic potting soil (without fertilizer or Perlite) or organic compost are both very good. They are absorbant and usually fine grained. You can pass them through a sieve of 1/4" hardware cloth and microwave it for about 10 minutes or bake it in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes to remove an "nasties" that might have gotten into the bag (like sowbugs or slugs). It will compact enough that crickets can't burrow into it but remain fluffy enough for female Anoles to bury their eggs in it. It also has the advantage of being the almost perfect substrate for planting live foliage directly into it.


   

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