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#1 Jules

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hi

 

Can anyone tell me whether I can mix some vermiculite in with sand and topsoil in an indoor enclosure?

 

I can see that vermiculite is used for hatching eggs, so presumably it isn't harmful?

 

I just want to make the enclosure a bit lighter so I can adjust it's position if I need to.

 

Your advice would be appreciated, as always.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

The reason it is used for hatching eggs is because it holds water well. If eaten it can expand to a fair few times it's size and I would be worried about it being ingested and causing a blockage. Just my opinion obviously, but be wary. Coconut substrate is light and is not in large chunks when hydrated, being naturally fibrous, so much more likely to pass through, in the same way that plant matter would ;)




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