ZOO MED™ Reptile Terrarium Moss
I'm using this for my red backed salamanders and fire bellied toads. I really like it, and so do my animals (so far). I used a whole layer of it for my toads, and put some in the water to make it easy for them to get out and to avoid drowning crickets. It's very easy to 'prepare', just soak it in water, mix it around a bit, and squeeze some water out. It's very nice looking. When it's dry it looks dull, but once it's been soaked it begins to look very vibrant. For my hatchling rbs I pulled it apart more since he's so tiny, I wouldn't be able to find him if it were more compact. And since I use damp paper towel for the substrate to avoid him getting lost in eco earth, this gives it a more natural look, not to mention more security for it. It blends in perfectly with my live moss! It's fairly easy to arrange, I don't like having to pull it apart, but it's not a big deal. It definitely smells 'natural' like the package says. My whole bedroom smells very earthy, so if your family already complains about smelly pets, I'd stay away from this. This is great for my salamanders water bowl. Since they breath through their skin they can't really get into water so I put it in their bowl and it stays more wet than the rest so it's a good way to have a safe water source. Overall it's great; very attractive, and does what it's supposed to, although I can only hope the smell goes away eventually.
November 2, 2014
Looks natural, holds humidity, but smells horrible
Use this in my hermit crab tank along with Eco Earth. It looks super nice and natural and almost comes "back to life" after you soak it in water. It also holds water extremely well and keeps the tank humid for several days after a mist but the moss smells HORRIBLE! My entire room smells earthy and mildewed even with a candle burning. Worth it to keep the hermies happy though.
July 29, 2014