Arcadia EarthMix Arid Substrate is a potent and eco-friendly, Bioactive ready planting medium. It has been specifically formulated by the world’s leading reptile care and plant growth experts and contains organic compounds and worm manure to be easily assessable for plants of arid origin.
EarthMix Arid has been ‘supercharged’ with safe, organic plant foods and minerals that are essential for the wellbeing of reptiles, amphibians, inverts and plants. With 30% added volcanic lava dust aids with good drainage but also provides a higher mineral content for a full spectrum, ‘wild re-created’ substrate for animals from desert or arid environments.
EarthMix Arid Substate can be used in desert, woodland or arid vivariums without any additions being added to the mix. Its fine grade will allow for good terrascaping and thus naturalistic enclosure design.
This substrate can be used in arid terrain for species like Bearded Dragons, Uromastyx Lizards, Horned Lizards and many more. It is perfect for those drier enclosures.
If it is Bioactivity that you want with stunning plant growth then EarthMix Arid is the perfect option with guaranteed results.
Bioactive Systems – Guidance
BioActive is the term we use to describe a live ecosystem.
These systems have become extremely popular and for good reason. Bioactive systems not only look great but they provide enrichment, essential vitamin, mineral and gutflora benefits to the live occupants.
Bioactive systems are usually live planted and these plants will need food, water, airflow and light to flourish.
Using the Arcadia Jungle Dawn LED Plant Growth System will greatly increase light levels and PAR inside of your system and encourage plant growth.
A ‘clean-up crew’ of microfauna can be easily bought and added to the Arcadia EarthMix Bioactive Substrate. These small inverts will help to keep the soil turned and aerated and convert animal waste back into plant food.
Arcadia Reptile EarthMix has been tested extensively for safety, provides essential full spectrum vitamins and minerals to reptiles if ingested in small amounts, as happens in the wild. We must however look to the wild environments of the pets that we keep. Providing heat and light including UVB to the wild level as part of the light and shade method the risk of impaction is removed.
You should not keep sick or very old animals in Bioactive systems without first seeking the advice of a vet.
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