Roachman26 Posted December 11, 2009 Share Posted December 11, 2009 Got some new questions. I've been using 18 gal. tubs with egg flats for all my sp. Now, however, I've acquired a few new sp. that I think require substrate. It seems like it would be a bad idea to leave egg flats resting on a moist substrate, so: 1. How does one "decorate" the enclosure? There are lots of old fallen trees around, but I don't know what species they are or if they are ok to use. 2. Whenever I find wood that looks "rotten" its often got fungus and/or lots of other critters in or on it. What treatment should it be given? 3. There are tons of dead leaves around. Can I just start grabbing handfuls, or do I have to be careful about which type I put in there? 4. I've got lots of Oak trees, fruit trees, and decorative trees around that I can guarantee are pesticide free. Is there an online place to find out about dead tree leaf toxicity? I went through this with the weeds in a 6000 sq.ft. outdoor tortoise enclosure, and it took several weeks to get answers. In the past I've just grabbed handfuls of whatever leaves were blowing around to hibernate reptiles in and never had a problem, but they weren't eating them. 5. The species in question are B. giganteus, B. fusca, A. tesselata and B. craniifer. Would anyone advise keeping any of these without substrate? This is all new territory for me and I HATE learning the hard way. I take my responsibility to these animals very seriously and do not want to see them suffer or die because of my ignorance and inexperience. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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