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.
Normally, I am all for the Exo Terra bricks over the loose bags. The first time I used this brick, it went beautifully. The other 2 times I used it it did not go great. The second time I had to use a strainer to get the pieces out of the water b/c it didn't absorb as much. The third and last time I used it... honestly, the water wasn't absorbing, I put it in a closet to give it more time and have it out of my way, and then I forgot it existed. Until days later when I went in the closet.
The loose bag is $1 cheaper and I just ordered 5 bags of it. I'm just going to spray down the loose stuff for my ball pythons.
Nothing better on the market
on Aug 17, 2018
We breed blue tongue Skinks from Australia. I always used Cypress mulch until someone gave me a brick of this to try. It's great - holds moisture well, doesn't mold, easy to burrow in. Expands incredibly. You won't believe how much you get from a brick.
Great for hermit crabs!
on Jul 29, 2018
I ordered this for our hermit crabs’ habitat. We have a smallish plastic enclosure, so I cut the brick in half with a kitchen knife. Once the material expanded after the addition of water, it filled the enclosure up about halfway. Next time, I’ll cut the brick into thirds, as 1/2 brick was too much. It is worth the value!
Great substrate for tortoises
on Jul 31, 2018
I have sulcata tortoises and this is great substrate for them. I either use this alone or in combination with Coco coir depending on the time of year.
Fantastic & Affordable
on Jun 10, 2018
This substrate holds humidity amazingly well and is perfect for tropical reptiles. 2-3 bricks last a month in a 40g enclosure and only cost about $8, as opposed to $20+ for many other tropical substrates.
Eco terra coco husk brick
on Jun 14, 2018
My tortoise loves this substrate, it is clean and smells nice.
on Sep 13, 2017
I used it around the food and water bowls in my Hermit Crab tank. It acts as a door mat leading to the bowls and wipes off anything that might be stuck on my hermit crab's legs; keeping the food and water bowl clear of smaller particles of substrate as possible. Luckily, the pieces weren't as big as I thought. I was't sure how big the pieces were so to help anyone else wondering about that as well, I've attached a picture. It's just a handful of product and not an exact representation of all the different sized pieces you might find in the package.
My crab loves it
on Sep 6, 2017
My crab loves this stuff. I didn't use the whole thing like the instructions said. It makes so much. I put it in a separate dish, keep it damp and my hermit crab loves to sleep in it:
Just like description
on Jul 13, 2017
Worked perfectly to maintain humidity in my crested gecko's enclosure. Only issues that I found are that it's hard to find droppings to remove and that it doesn't say how long I should keep it before changing it out.
on Sep 11, 2017
My ball python does very well on this bedding, hopefully it will help with her stuck shed and humidity issues.