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Peat Moss


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Posted by Brian Macker on December 14, 2002 at 12:20:54:

In Reply to: Carpet for substrate posted by Mizar 21 on December 14, 2002 at 07:49:57:

I have no experience using peat moss as a substrate for reptiles. Although peat moss is a nice sterile medium for growing plants there is a disease you can get from peat (sphagnum) moss. I don't know if it would effect snakes.

Why don't you just use paper towels? Garters are quite messy and you would have to change the peat moss often anyway. Are you concerned about looks?



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