As the top layer of the BioDude terrarium kits, these packages of leaf litter, moss, and palm bark are necessary for proper microfauna, fungal and positive bacteria development and to make your animals feel right at home in your bioactive terrarium.
Leaf litter is essential in a naturalistic and/or bioactive terrarium. These leaves provide necessary surface area for beneficial bacterial and fungal process to take hold as well as provide a food source for your clean up crew. Many small animals such as dart frogs, snakes and micro geckos will use it blend in or for security. In your terrarium, it is recommended to have leaves thoroughly mixed with your substrate. As your leaf litter degrades you will need to add in more leaves as your tank progresses.
While our leaf litter and biodegradeables are clean and safe we still highly recommend to take the following steps prior to introducing into your terrarium. How to prepare your leaf litter:
1) Preheat the oven to 140 Degrees F and bake for about 20 minutes.
2) Boil entire contents of bag for 10 minutes.
Biodegradable Moss, Bark, and Leaf Litter for Reptiles
Virgin Cork Bark Chunks - 1"-4" size pieces
A sealed bag of small cork bark chunks. These are great for your smaller terrariums, backgrounds, culturing roaches, isopods, springtails, keeping arachnids and for mounting smaller Orchids. Included in all Terra Aranea Bio Dude bioactive kits. All pieces will be between 1" -4". All will vary in size and are the Dude's choice.