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View Poll Results: What Substrate do you use

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  • Coconut Husk (Eco Earth)

    22 21.78%
  • Aspen Shavings

    25 24.75%
  • Reptile Prime

    13 12.87%
  • Cypress Mulch

    17 16.83%
  • Peat Moss

    0 0%
  • Orchid Bark

    1 0.99%
  • Artificial Turf

    0 0%
  • Reptichip

    16 15.84%
  • Carpet Bedding (Eco Carpet)

    2 1.98%
  • Newspaper

    10 9.90%
  • Paper Towels/Shop Towels

    15 14.85%
  • A Mixture of Different Substrates

    11 10.89%
  • Other

    8 7.92%
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    What Do You Use?

    Just trying to see what other people are currently using as substrate.

    1. Coconut Husk (Eco Earth)
    2. Aspen Shavings
    3. Reptile Prime
    4. Cypress Mulch
    5. Peat Moss
    6. Orchid Bark
    7. Artificial Turf
    8. Reptichip
    9. Carpet Bedding (Eco Carpet)
    10. Newspaper
    11. Paper Towels/Shop Towels
    12. A Mixture of Different Substrates
    13. Other
    Last edited by Skeptiball; 02-01-2019 at 01:23 AM. Reason: Accidentally posted before I was ready

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    Forest Floor cypress mulch.

    As a random side note I did try to use paper towel for a brief time (exactly one day) in the first few weeks I got my first BP as I thought it might be easier to monitor his health. He absolutely hated the paper towel. He refused to touch it, would only move around the enclosure at the sides, and even climbed onto a ledge on his tub that I didn't even know existed before I found him hanging out there. I took him down from the ledge and tried putting him under a hide.

    The next morning I woke up to find him sleeping on top of his hide and that was the end of it. I switched him back to cypress mulch and he's been fine ever since. Won't be using paper towel with him ever again!
    Last edited by Luvyna; 02-01-2019 at 01:29 AM.

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    Re: What Do You Use?

    I use brown craft paper in my tubs. Cheap, easy clean up.


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    Aspen and coco chip (which is very similar to reptichip)

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    I use Reptichip but recently starting mixing it with Reptile Prime and the two combined seem to work very well.
    1.0 Ball Python (Mystic Potion) Tapioca
    0.1 Russian Rat Snake (Melanistic) Kallari

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    My set up is in my living room. Paper towels, as soon as I see waste, the tank gets clean. Whether itís 1:30 at night. Or 5:30 in the morning. Poop is gross, urates are just as bad. I would not want to be in my own waste for one second, thatís for sure. Peace, just my own preference.
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    Re: What Do You Use?

    I use the "Poll" option when posting.....



    Indented Kraft Paper and Aspen

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    Currently using ReptiCarpet (at the recommendation of our vet), and I'm really enjoying the ease of cleanup. I bought two, so I plan to alternate them every week/every other week in order to fully clean and disinfect.
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    Re: What Do You Use?

    I am using a mixture of cypress mulch and eco earth.


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    Re: What Do You Use?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    I use the "Poll" option when posting.....



    Indented Kraft Paper and Aspen
    Yeah, I tried to make a poll but no matter what I did it wouldn't work.

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