Exo Terra Equatorial Forest Floor, 8qt
- Top: leaf litter
- Base: decomposed leaves and wood
To recreate the look and function of an equatorial forest floor in your own habitat, Exo Terra Equatorial Forest Floor starts with a base of rich organic matter from sustainable ground coconut husk fiber. It is a 100% natural, ecological and biodegradable substrate with great hygroscopic properties. This base layer makes an ideal substrate to create natural planted terrarium set-ups for humidity-loving reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Its water retention, natural rooting hormones and anti-fungal properties promote plant growth in your terrarium. The unique coir pith used for the Exo Terra Equatorial Forest Floor consists of a mixture of short fiber and coco-peat grain sizes ranging from coarse granules to fine clumps resulting in improved soil drainage and healthy plant root aeration.
To complete the effect, Exo Terra Equatorial Forest Floor comes with sun dried decorative Ardisia leaves from a sustainable resource. With this decorative top layer you can actually create the soft floor covering found in natural equatorial forests. The Ardisia leaves provide a soft layer for animals to burrow and cover their secret hideout. Most reptiles and amphibians forage the forest floor in search of food and water. The top layer covers the actual substrate underneath to facilitate its moisture retention and prevent the soil from drying out. These biodegradable Ardisia leaves are absolutely free of chemicals and can be safely composted in your garden.
Exo Terra Equatorial Forest Floor is heat-treated to reduce bacterial contamination.
Instructions for Use:
Spread 2-4” of the base layer on the terrarium floor. Water or mist the substrate according to the humidity level required. Place your decorative items in the terrarium, than cover the floor with the top layer of decorative Ardisia leaves. Use an Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer to monitor humidity.
Spot clean the bedding on a daily basis, and completely replace with new bedding every 3-6 months as needed.