Exo Terra Jungle Earth, 8qt
Exo Terra Jungle Earth is an 100% natural substrate made from pine bark. Jungle Earth is a suitable substrate for humidity-loving reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from tropical and forest environments. Its hygroscopic properties regulate the terrarium’s humidity in a natural way by absorbing and slowly releasing moisture. The finely shredded bark particles stimulate natural digging and burrowing behavior, and allow reptiles to shape firm nesting burrows similar to their shelters in nature.
Pine products have a bad reputation in the hobby for potentially containing volatile oils which harm reptiles' neurological health. However, the kiln drying process used to produce Exo Terra Jungle Earth reduces the amount of volatile oils present, making the substrate safe for use with reptiles and other small animals (you'll notice that it doesn't small much like pine when you open the bag). Furthermore, the heat-treating process reduces bacterial contamination!
Instructions for Use:
Spread at least 2” of the bark on the terrarium floor. Water or mist the substrate according to the humidity level required.Use an Exo Terra Hygrometer to monitor humidity levels. Spot clean the bedding on a daily basis, rinse the substrate in hot water for intermediate cleaning, and completely replace with new bedding every 8 weeks or when necessary.