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The Pros & Cons of Commercial vs DIY Bioactive Substrates

The Pros & Cons of Commercial vs DIY Bioactive Substrates

Here at Bio Dude we take great pride in our formulas. As one of the very first business to bring this husbandry technique commercially available we are happy to allow you to see the pros and cons of purchasing from us vs trying to make your own substrate. Thank you for your support!
  • Josh Halter
Red Eye Crocodile Skink Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Red Eye Crocodile Skink Care and Bioactive Maintenance

These amazing terrestrial skinks are great beginner pets that are rather secretive but thrive in beautiful, tropical bioactive terrariums.
  • Josh Halter
The Differences Between Caring for Diurnal vs. Nocturnal Reptiles

The Differences Between Caring for Diurnal vs. Nocturnal Reptiles

Learn how to properly maintain a photoperiod for your nocturnal or diurnal pet reptile, amphibian or arachnid.
  • Josh Halter
Argentine Tegu care sheet and bioactive maintenance

Argentine Tegu care sheet and bioactive maintenance

Tegu or not Tegu, that is the question! Let the Dude educate you on this remarkable species. For experienced and financially successful keepers only, this reptile is an amazing pet and requires extensive space, care and upkeep.
  • Josh Halter
Here’s What You Need to Know About Filtration for Pet Turtles

Here’s What You Need to Know About Filtration for Pet Turtles

Filters can be complicated and hard to make sure it is correctly setup, especially with aquatic turtles that create excess waste. This guide covers filtration, why it is important and how it benefits your pet aquatic turtles.
  • Josh Halter
Texas Rat Snake Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Texas Rat Snake Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Love rat snakes and don't know where to start. These active, intelligent reptiles make great pets and have very specific requirements. Let the Dude guide you with this helpful care guide.
  • Josh Halter
Pacman Frog Caresheet and bioactive terrarium guide

Pacman Frog Caresheet and bioactive terrarium guide

The care and bioactive maintenance of the Pacman frog. These garbage disposals are great beginner pets and come in many colors. Learn about this ground dwelling frog with this helpful care guide by the Dude.
  • Josh Halter
Paludarium and Water Feature Basics

Paludarium and Water Feature Basics

A quick guide on the things you need to know about paludariums. How to create your drainage layer or fully aquatic base paludarium for aquatic newts, frogs or fish.
  • Josh Halter
Russian Tortoise Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

Russian Tortoise Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

The most commonly imported tortoise, these beautiful and hardy tortoises are smaller, robust and require very specific types of hay, food and lighting to be healthy. Let the Dude guide you with this helpful guide.

 

  • Josh Halter
What role does a Clean up Crew play in a Bioactive terrarium?

What role does a Clean up Crew play in a Bioactive terrarium?

A Bioactive enclosure is a self-sustaining biome based on your animal's native environment. To keep it functioning properly the biome relies on microbiological, fungal and mechanical process’. For the mechanical process,  it needs a clean up crew established in the terrarium. Learn about how this works with this helpful care guide! 
  • Josh Halter
Greek Tortoise Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Greek Tortoise Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Learn all about this small, intelligent, active tortoise that thrives in either indoor or outdoor enclosures. Greek Tortoises are commonly available in the pet trade and have very specific dietary and husbandry requirements. Let the Dude guide you with this helpful article.
  • Josh Halter
The most common reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade

The most common reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade

Not sure which herp is best for you? So many choices with so much research  to do, let this guide help you with deciphering which pet is best for you!
  • Josh Halter
White’s Tree Frog Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

White’s Tree Frog Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

Learn how to care for one of the best pet frogs available in the pet trade. Dumpys! These amazing tree frogs are large and in charge.  Learn about their care and amazing personalities with this helpful article from the Dude.
  • Josh Halter
Why Do Reptiles Shed Their Skin, and How Can You Help?

Why Do Reptiles Shed Their Skin, and How Can You Help?

Shedding is a very important aspect to understand when keeping reptiles as pets. Learn how to tell if your pet is having a healthy shed and what to do when they do not. 
  • Josh Halter

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