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Posted by serpentdude on March 12, 2003 at 19:00:34:
In Reply to: A Bedding question-----> Thanks in advance:-) posted by PitFiend on March 12, 2003 at 18:10:55:
The substrates I alternate between for my colubrids is aspen or Carefresh...though neither looks particularly "natural", but they can burrow real easily into it. For my Rosy boas I use crushed walnut shell, and see no other reason I couldn't use it with the Pits, but it doesn't hold a burrowing tunnel like the aspen and Carefresh. The walnut does look more natural however, like coarse sand or fine gravel, and is a very attractive rust brown color. It's moderately absorbent for snake poops and cleans easily. Never had any problems with any of my snakes on these products.
Steve (stevep at the Pit Place!)
: I am currently using aspen as a substrate for both My Northern Pine and Black Pine. I was wondering if there where safe alternatives to aspen other than pine or newspaper. Something that is realistic.
: I read in the latest issue of Reptile Magazine about straw and non-organic sand in refrence to Gophers...