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What substrates can be used for a mandarin salamander?

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Having trouble with the amount of small flies in Abes tank due to the compost, and wondered what alternatives there were?



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I use eco earth for my adults with moss from the garden, but my juveniles are still on damp kitchen towel.



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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Reptile-Earth-...|39:1|240:1318

This? How often does it need changing? Don't suppose you know of any females needing homes, do you?



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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Reptile-Earth-...|39:1|240:1318

This? How often does it need changing? Don't suppose you know of any females needing homes, do you?
I'd gladly take a female...I live in the USA though. That might compromise shipping!

I use sphagnum moss mixed with bark and leaves. The down-side is that it has to be changed out every 3-4 months to ensure quality. However, my adult seems to thrive in this type of substrate!

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Think you misread; I'm looking for a female not offering one!

So I could use sphagnum moss and wood chippings and (I have a snake that needs them anyway) it would be just as effective as the potting compost?



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