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Ok I dont know if this would fall under beginner or advanced but I definately need some more advanced advice. There is someone I have been wanting to buy subtrate from but unfortunately they have been dealing with hurricanes and have not been responsive...who can blame them? But my need is too big now. I know the obvious answers but I want some advice on subtrate mixes that any of you know about. Im not talking plainly leaf litter for example but a real mix. The mix I bought long ago had leaves in the mix as well but any advice would be nice. Thank you in advance.
 

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There is an arcticle in this month's reptile magazine about vivarium substrates. Might be worth checking out. Some people just use straight spagnum moss, otherwise you can mix in coco fiber, ground tree fern root, ground oak leaves, etc. One part of each might work well. Try spraying some water on the mix, it should hold some water, yet drain well.
If it is too soggy, add more tree fern root or oak leaves, if it looks too dry, add more spagnum...
If prepackaged stuff is more you're style(or maybee you don't need a wheelbarrel full!) the premixed jungle mix or whatever that most (decent) pet stores carry(looks like mulch) works well, grows plants, does'nt kill the frogs, etc.
 

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Fine milled cypress mulch works also works well as does peat moss.

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