Exo Terra Coco Husk is made from compressed coconut husk from the plantations of tropical Asia. This ecological substrate is ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium and is totally safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals.
Made from compressed coconut husk from the plantations of tropical Asia
Ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium and is totally safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals
Increases humidity in terrariums and stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior
100% natural substrate ideal for natural terrarium set-ups
Absorbent and naturally bacterial and fungi resistant
Place the brick in a 2.6-gallon bucket and add about 7 tablespoons of water. Let it soak for about 30 minutes until it completely absorbs. Stir the substrate to ensure that no clumps remain and that the substrate is ready to use.
Spread a 1-2" layer of Exo Terra Coco Husk on the terrarium floor (up to 4" when used for burrowing animals or as planting soil). Water or mist the substrate according to the humidity level required and use an Exo Terra Hygrometer (#13367) to monitor the humidity level.
Know the actual size of your pet BEFORE you purchase substrate.
on Sep 21, 2021
My daughter and I prepared for weeks before purchasing her Pacman frog. The terrarium was set-up, succulents were planted, temperature and humidity were spot on, even the mealworms were alive and waiting. My daughter told me that a Pacman frog is about as big as my palm, and to make sure that I purchase substate large enough so that he/she can borrow. Which I did, and substrate was soaked, spread and misted each day until our new friend arrived. Turns out that a Pacman will grow to be the size of the palm of my hand!! Lol! Our gal or guy was only about 3/4” cube!
New substrate ordered!! We’ll save the remaining bricks for when our frog is much bigger!
Not What I Thought
on Aug 29, 2021
So, the fault may be mine in not knowing what the difference between husk & fiber? but this stuff did not work for my needs which was for my worms. It was 0 stars for that. Another brand was much better. The chunks are large and not at all like the stuff I was used to getting which was more like dirt. I would say it was considerably less broken down then what i thought & the worms dont even seem to break it down & they make everything disappear in short order. So anyone looking for worm substrate, this is the wrong kind.
Overall a good choice!
on Apr 12, 2021
This was my first time using compressed substrate and it absorbed SO quickly! It was very easy to do and the instructions were very clear. I just don't like how stringy it is. I wish it were more like chips because the stringy husk gets caught in my snakes' mouths a lot.
dirt from exo terra
on Aug 22, 2021
this is a good product just a lot smaller then expected
coco husk brick
on Feb 16, 2021
this did not absorb as much water as the more powdery coco product. it was much easier to break up though.
on Oct 26, 2020
I have been ordering this coconut husk for about a year and a half and I have always loved it. It’s perfect for holding humidity in my ball python enclosure. However the bricks I just ordered were so stringy, with hardly any actual coconut husk chips. The chunks of husk that were in it are very big
Useful for planted terrariums
on Oct 13, 2020top500Contributor
I don't use this straight for any of our reptiles, hermit crabs or amphibians because it is too chunky, but it is the perfect addition into soil mixes to offer aeration. Also great for protecting the base of plants! Have never had a bad brick, the quality has always been perfect.
Really Good Stuff
on Jun 1, 2020top50Contributor
I don't forsee me ever using anything else. It holds humidity well and it is easy to just pick up the poop. I don't have to do full cleanings that often either. Just when it starts to smell, which is about every other month.
Great for my Russian tortoise!
on Jan 27, 2020
Never any bugs, easy to expand and perfect texture for my Russian tortoise's indoor enclosure!
Holds humidity wonderfully for my Ball Python
on Mar 2, 2020
Holds humidity wonderfully for my Ball Python. Plus it is soft.