Arcadia EarthMix Bioactive substrate is an organic, multi-purpose substrate for all Rainforest Reptile Species. Loaded with nutrients from volcanic rock and worm castings this substrate is ready to use and will support live custodians from the very first day of use. With minerals and amino acids, this substrate will allow for amazing plant growth.
Designed by experts Arcadia Reptile EarthMix is the ultimate choice for a safe and effective Bioactive vivarium and terrarium substrate.
EarthMix is a clean, safe to use, mineral rich Bioactive ready substrate which, unlike other substrates available, has no non natural particles that could lead to impaction.
Having the correct mix ratios between mineral and organics helps to support the vital custodian species used in Bioactive systems.
Full of organic goodness Arcadia Reptile EarthPro EarthMix can be thought of as being ‘pre-fed’. This means that custodians can be added in from day one and will start to thrive. If you want to further support your custodians, you can use Arcadia EarthPro CustodianFuel.
You can use EarthMix with any species of Reptile, Amphibian and Invertebrate. It is Custodian ready and will sustain incredible plant growth.
You can regularly spray down EarthMix for those species requiring a little higher humidity, or you can just limit your misting to one area for species that come from drier environments, as this will create a small area of humidity should your reptile choose.
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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