Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Floor, 8qt
The Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Floor is a multi-layer substrate that allows you to recreate the forest floor as found in natural bamboo forests. The forest floor is one of the most distinctive features of the bamboo forest ecosystem. It usually consists of two major layers;
- Top: leaf litter
- Base: decomposed leaves and wood
To recreate the look and function of a bamboo forest floor in your own habitat, Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Floor substrate starts with a base of rich organic matter from sustainable ground coconut husk fiber. It is a 100% natural, ecological and biodegradable substrate with great hygroscopic properties. This base layer makes an ideal substrate to create natural planted terrarium set-ups for humidity-loving reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Its water retention, natural rooting hormones and anti-fungal properties promote plant growth in your terrarium. The unique coir pith used for the Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Floor consists of a mixture of short fiber and coco-peat grain sizes ranging from coarse granules to fine clumps resulting in improved soil drainage and healthy plant root aeration.
To complete the effect, Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Floor comes with sun dried decorative bamboo leaves from a sustainable resource. With this decorative top layer you can actually create the soft floor covering found in natural equatorial forests. The bamboo leaves provide a soft layer for animals to burrow and cover their secret hideout. Most reptiles and amphibians forage the forest floor in search of food and water. The top layer covers the actual substrate underneath to facilitate its moisture retention and prevent the soil from drying out. These biodegradable bamboo leaves are absolutely free of chemicals and can be safely composted in your garden.
Exo Terra Bamboo Forest Floor is heat-treated to reduce bacterial contamination.
Instructions for Use:
Spread 2-4” of the base layer on the terrarium floor. Water or mist the substrate according to the humidity level required. Place your decorative items in the terrarium, than cover the floor with the bamboo leaves to form the top layer. Use an Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer to monitor humidity.
Spot clean the bedding on a daily basis, and completely replace with new bedding every 3-6 months as needed.