Create a tropical habitat for your pet with Exo Terra Plantation Soil Brick Tropical Terrarium Reptile Substrate. Substrate is necessary to the health and well-being of your pet because it absorbs waste, helps control humidity levels and encourages burrowing. Exo Terra Plantation Soil Brick Tropical Terrarium Reptile Substrate is made from compressed coconut husk fiber from the plantations of tropical Asia. This ecological substrate is ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium and is safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals. The substrate can also be used as an incubation medium and as a nutritional planting soil for live plants.
In the wild, reptiles burrow to hide, sleep and relieve stress. Exo Terra Substrate is all natural and provides perfect coverage.
A vital part of keeping the microclimate in your pet's terrarium balanced and provides nutrition to live plants
Ideal for natural terrarium set-ups and perfect for humidity-loving reptiles
Place the brick in a 2.6-gallon bucket and add 100 fl oz water. Let it soak for about 30 minutes until it completely absorbs the water. 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 Plantation Soil 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 (Item #103922) to monitor the humidity level.
I bought to add to regular potting soil as additive.
on Apr 6, 2018
Due to the material the soil brick was made of it looked like it would be a good substance to add to potting soil to increase the air ratio so the roots would not rot. I did my first planting a week ago and so far the water still run through and soil is damp but not soaked I really think it's going do work for bunch of my plants.
on Sep 3, 2018
Lightweight, compact, just add water in a bucket & it swells right up
on Sep 10, 2017
Great for animals that require medium to high humidity. Frogs, crested geckos, salamanders ect. Also great for incubation.
Great for rats!
on Mar 9, 2017
So far so good! I put less water in it and it made it a drier wet so it's not sticking to their coats and no wet muddy tracks :) My boys are digging as if the escape to ultimate freedom is on bottom of their box, lol It's great!