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acidic substrates with Dermophis?

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Posted by: caecilianman02 at Fri Feb 4 20:33:57 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caecilianman02 ]  
   

Hi there:

After my failed quest to obtain any blind snakes, worm snakes or thread snakes, I have decided to do some more studies with caecilians. I know of someone who is locally selling Mexican caecilians (Dermophis Mexicanus). I may buy 1, or 2... or 3, but I want to make sure I am off to a great start.
One thing first, there is something odd about the Dermophis that this person is selling. They are really tiny. All of the ones that I bought from them before were 7 inches or below. This setup is only until they grow larger, which the others I kept never did, even after 2 years with me.

2.5 gallon glass tank
bottom layer: pea gravel, above that is something I wanted to ask about: sandy soil. I know that sand is somewhat acidic, and although some African caecilians prefer acidic substrates, what do you know about Dermophis and acidic substrates (1 part sand, 2 parts natural soil)? On top of that is sphagnum, some flat rocks to hide under, a plant and a shallow water dish.
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