The science behind the soils
The Science of Terra FirmaTerra 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.
- Josh Halter
The Science of Terra FaunaTerra 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!