Hey everyone, I haven't posted in awhile (I made my first post a couple weeks ago, but it seems to have disappeared in the site crash. ^_^) Anyway, for anyone who doesn't remember me, I'm Erin, and I'm researching before I buy my first beardie. I've been thinking about what kind of substrate to use when the beardie gets older. I plan on using paper towels while it's young, but after that I'm not sure. I like the idea of using sand, because it's aesthetically pleasing and (from what I hear) easy to clean. But, I've read a lot of sites that say sand causes impaction. On the other hand, I've seen other sites where people say sand is just fine. So, my question is, is impaction only really a risk if you feed your dragon crickets in its tank? In other words, if there is a separate feeding tank, is impaction as much of a concern? Do dragons ever try eating their substrate for the heck of it? If there is a chance the beardie will eat the sand, I won't use it. I may look into the non-adhesive shelf-liner instead. Thanks!