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Posted by elaphe4herps on April 28, 2003 at 09:37:28:

In Reply to: Incubation medium questions.. posted by Taceas on April 27, 2003 at 23:10:52:

i believe that perlite scratches the bellies of neonate so badly that if they arent taken off of it within a few hours, they scratch their stomachs bad enough to cause bleeding and scarring. I use vermiculite and if you prepare it outdoors, you aren't as worried about the mess. Yes it is very messy but I would rather have a mess than have injured or even dead neonates.

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