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Old 07-11-02, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They require fairly humid conditions, and Calci Sand is only suitable for desert species (also, it still causes impaction, despite the labelling, maybe to a lesser extent than regular sand, but still). I know what you mean by attacking their food, they have quite the appettite! I would recommend a very fine peat moss, if it is ingested it shouldn't do any harm and will hold humidity very well. But no loose substrate is 100% safe against everything. Though I think this is near as good as you can get. I've also seen them housed on cypress muclch and sand/peat mixture, but those would pose more a threat of impaction than peat moss alone.
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