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Substitute for Vermiculite?

Discussion in 'Substrates/Bedding/Flooring' started by Auttie, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Auttie

    Auttie Member

    So I'm making an egg laying chamber and need somthing that will keep moister for awhile, but my Mom says Vermiculite gets slimey after being moist a few days. Is there any substitute that will keep moister for awhile but not get all slimey?
  2. MicahC

    MicahC Elite Member

    Can they lay eggs in sand? That is what I did for my Green Iguana
  3. Auttie

    Auttie Member

    That's a thought. The sand would have to be able to remain moist though :) I'll look into it. Thanks.
  4. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    eco earth with a bit of sphagnum moss added to the top.
  5. Auttie

    Auttie Member

    Hmm...That may just work :) I'll need to try and find some eco earth though. I live in the middle of nowhere. Haha.
  6. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Its also known as coco coir or coconut fiber. Also a mixture of sterile topsoil and playsand left damp will allow you to build fake tunnels which is where a wild lizard would lay their eggs or so I have heard.

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