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Hey,I heard somewhere that peat moss susbstrate is too acidic to use to amphibians since theyy have sensitive skin but safe for reptiles.Is this true?Do you guys use peat moss susbstrate?
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Hey,I heard somewhere that peat moss susbstrate is too acidic to use to amphibians since theyy have sensitive skin but safe for reptiles.Is this true?Do you guys use peat moss susbstrate?
Not good for amphibians, it is correct, very acidic!
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No I do not use peat moss. Peat moss can have a pH of 3-4....very acidic. Seek a neutral substrate such as soil or coco-fiber or a mix. Acidic conditions can cause metabolic disturbances in caudates leading to morbidity or mortality.
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Ok thanks.Just wanted to be sure.I have Zoomed Eco-Earth so that's good.
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