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The Basics of the BioShot

The Basics of the BioShot 0

We here at The BioDude are excited to introduce the latest addition to our line of bioactive products, the BioShot. Here we will go over what is is, what it does, and the longstanding problems that we hope to solve.
  • Sean Barnett
The Science of Terra Sahara

The Science of Terra Sahara 0

Arid enclosures can be difficult to make bioactive, simply because the soil type and lack of available moisture makes it hard for a high population of decomposing microbes and microfauna to establish themselves. The soil also must be able to support the burrowing behavior most desert animals use to prevent dehydration.
Our Terra Sahara makes this usually troublesome task easy for even the most novice reptile keeper, allowing you to create a beautiful, self-cleaning desert landscape for your reptile to call its own.
  • Sean Barnett
The Science of Terra Firma

The Science of Terra Firma 0

Our Terra Firma is designed to replicate the silty soil that many reptile and amphibian species dig burrows in, while still providing a suitable substrate for springtails and isopods. This soil type occurs in a wide variety of habitats, from seasonal savannas and semiarid regions to coastal rainforests and along riverbanks. As such, it is suitable for use in a wide range of vivarium types, although it works best in enclosures with a humidity range of 50-75%, kept dry on the surface and moist underneath.
Species that will make the most of this substrate include many snakes, large lizards such as monitors or tegus, and any other reptiles or amphibians that dig burrows. 
  • Sean Barnett
The Science of Terra Fauna

The Science of Terra Fauna 0

Terra Fauna is designed to replicate the conditions found in the tropical rainforests encircling the Earth's equator. Like our Terra Flora, it is designed to retain moisture and keep the humidity in your vivarium quite high, but unlike the Terra Flora, it is designed for slightly less waterlogged conditions.
Commonly used for species such as Crested Geckos and Day Geckos, Terra Fauna makes it easy to create a high-humidity environment that keeps itself clean. Especially with high-strung, delicate species like Day Geckos, not having to clean the cage will reduce stress levels for the animal and keeper alike!
The Science of Terra Flora

The Science of Terra Flora 0

When replicating the tropical rainforests found around the equator, where water and moisture are a constant, there are several challenges to address. This article covers some of the hurdles posed by such habitats in vivaria, and how Terra Flora's design eliminates the risks and keeps the process of creating a beautiful slice of rainforest easy for even the most novice amphibian keeper.