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    Bioactive soil

    Getting ready to complete ms 24" X 24" X 96" enclosure I am building for my Boa Constrictor. I would like to mix my own soil for bioactive. What are you guys using for a mixture for a humid enclosure for a Boa cinstrictor Imperator? I plan on some live plants, isopods, and about a 4" layer of soil than some leaf litter. Depending on advice here I may add a layer of clayballs for drainage/moisture retension and cover that with landscape mesh.

    I prefer easy to obtain materials if I can. Home depot, lowes, local greenhouse/lanscape shops?

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    Glass came in today I will post pictures soon.
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    Research ABG soil recipes. You may have to go online for a few ingredients. Tree fern bark is the most critical. It holds the soil together and provides drainage. Itís also the most difficult to find. I used to know a website that did custom soils for orchids and stuff like that. You could order whatever you wanted and they would mix it for you. It was a lot cheaper than some of the stores selling ABG online. Be careful, ABG without tree fern is not ABG.

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    repotme.com and og.repotme.com will have most of what you are looking for if you go the ABG route.

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