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Old 10-02-2018, 05:04 PM
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I have read that Mints are prone to foot rot and that this is caused by poorly drained/too moist substrate. Can anyone recommend a substrate mix that drains well and stays on the dryer side?
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Turface and ABG work well. Dont put spaghnum under your leaf litter and don't keep it soaking wet. You should goos
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As mentioned above is great start. A layer of leaf litter is great. The surface remains relatively dry and increases in moisture content with depth. Any dart frog does not want to be perpetually wet and will result in problems.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: Substrate for P. Terribilis

Leaf litter is key. A flat layer of leaves that covers the ABG or clay substrate that is itself covered in curly, wavy, undulating, or otherwise not perfectly flat leaves gives plenty of surface area of varying degrees of dampness. It also gives more surface area for microfauna to come into contact with the frogs and gives the frogs plenty of areas to explore. Just look at my avatar picture.
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