Hey yall, I had an idea in my head for awhile and it has a certian level of viability, but the only real issue with it is substright. I keep constictors and genrally avocate aspen or crate/dippled paper in plastic cages and such. Which is totally cool for ratsnakes as well and normally would just do it that way, but if I can get away with what I reallllly want, im going to. The Plan: The Animal: Lucy TX Rat Cage: I have a tank setup at one point already with UTH thats sitting in the garage, so I I want to black everything out but the front from the outside, add a bleached white deer or gator skull or something cool for hide/decor, possibly a secondary hide or modofied to make it a bit more secure, but the basic idea is to have a blacked out cage with a white centerpiece and white animal. This begs the question of what substright do I use? I was hoping black sand would be a viable option for this show piece. If not, second option would be construction paper. I am aware of sand intake during feeding, thats easily mitigated by feeding outside of inclosure or matting with paper. So other then that, what would make black sand a deal killer for one of these guys? Other options or suggestions?