Re: [australianherps] goanna substrate
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On 14/08/2010 1:54 PM, tye purnell wrote:
> g'day everyone.
> i am just about to move my small sand monitor into its
> new home i have a question regarding the substrate i should
> The new cage is 8ft long and about 2ft deep. i am hoping to
> use a substrate that he can dig a burrow in without it caving in
> all the time. i am thinking of using a mix of sand (high clay
> content) and some fine gravel. if i use this mix and put it into
> the cage wet will it set hard enough for the lizard to dig his own
> If anyone else has keep sand monitors or has some other ideas
> i would like to hear from you.
> Tye & Thunder Horse(the lizard)
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- Hi Tye,
Forget the gravel, as this wil just weaken any burrow structure. Loam is essentially sand with a higher clay content and holds a burrow reasonably well. Look for a nice loam (you can often get reddish stuff) at your local landscape supplier.
On 14/08/2010, at 1:24 PM, tye purnell <tyepurnell@...> wrote: