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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by targciv View Post
    I like Eco Earth, I've never had an issues with it. I buy the bricks that you put in water with like 4 or 6 cups of water (I forget what the exact measurement is on the directions of the package, but I follow that), and it holds humidity well. Then, even when it appears dry, I take everything out of the cage and mix up the substrate to get all the still damp layers underneath up and it boosts the humidity all over again.

    I got my BP in February, so it was still winter, and I used this bedding. Now in the summer months, though, where I barely have to do anything extra to maintain humidity like I do in winter months, I noticed what looked like mold on the bedding closest to the water bowl - the wettest part of the cage. I just scooped those bad bits out and looked around the rest of the cage for more, but that was the only spot. Just keep an eye out for that!
    I stopped using the bricks because it holds humidity too well ha ha. The humidity was sky high with bricks but out of the bag and a little spray was perfect. It really is the perfect substrate imo.

    I thought about trying cypress mulch but I know someone who lost a boa on it. It has really sharp pieces and unfortunately one of the pieces went through the boas eye and into the brain, killing it. So be careful of that stuff if you try other substrates.

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by targciv View Post
    I like Eco Earth, I've never had an issues with it. I buy the bricks that you put in water with like 4 or 6 cups of water (I forget what the exact measurement is on the directions of the package, but I follow that), and it holds humidity well. Then, even when it appears dry, I take everything out of the cage and mix up the substrate to get all the still damp layers underneath up and it boosts the humidity all over again.

    I got my BP in February, so it was still winter, and I used this bedding. Now in the summer months, though, where I barely have to do anything extra to maintain humidity like I do in winter months, I noticed what looked like mold on the bedding closest to the water bowl - the wettest part of the cage. I just scooped those bad bits out and looked around the rest of the cage for more, but that was the only spot. Just keep an eye out for that!
    Thank you for the advice, I will definitely keep an eye out for any signs of mold!!
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    I love the stuff. Just monitor humidity, and mist or dry as needed.

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla78 View Post
    I love the stuff. Just monitor humidity, and mist or dry as needed.
    Okay!
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    I've taken to using eco earth coco fiber for my gravid females. I usually put it in their cage a month or so before they're due to lay. That way they get plenty of humidity and if the eggs are laid while I'm at work I can be sure they're getting enough humidity until I have the time to take them out. So far, no issues with it.
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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieHeart View Post
    I was just reading up on all of the different kinds of substrates and the pros and cons of each.

    I'm perfectly happy with what I'm using(EACO EARTH) but, as I was reading, some people were saying eco earth is common for causing RI in ball pythons.

    Are any of you guys using eco earth and would you say this is true/false?

    Please vote in the poll, would really help!
    I used Eco earth a few years ago and then went into a Eco earth x Orchid bark mix . Nowadays I just use Orchid bark ( maybe known as reptibark over in the states ..


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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    I used Eco earth a few years ago and then went into a Eco earth x Orchid bark mix . Nowadays I just use Orchid bark ( maybe known as reptibark over in the states ..


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    That's exactly what I use! And yes, we do call it Repti Bark over here. Spot on Zinc!
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    I used EE when I had tanks. I found that it was excellent at maintaining humidity. I never had any problems with it.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

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    Re: Eco Earth

    The only thing I find with Eco Earth is that a little bit sticks to my Burm's mouth when she flicks her tongue. None is ever actually in her mouth though as I feed over a cutting board (only used for feeding her not for food lol).

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Reinz View Post
    I used EE when I had tanks. I found that it was excellent at maintaining humidity. I never had any problems with it.
    I used it for my BRBs but the bits got absolutely everywhere ( nearly as bad as that dreadful aspen stuff .


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