Have no experience of using live plants but I would steer clear of cacti incase the spines injure your T.Recently started setting up a new enclosure for my GBB. Going for more of a natural theme with maybe some dry grasses. Also , anybody have any experiences using live succulents or even some cacti? Pictures much appreciated
You can have a naturalistic setup with dead plant matter. Dried grasses, branches, bark. Just stay away from cedar and pine, and be sure to bake and heavily wash anything you get from outside. You want to kill any critters living on it and then wash off possible pesticides.
Since GBB's like it so dry, the whole barren landscape theme actually makes sense...
Soak it in some water, put it in one of those disposable aluminum oven pans (they're like $2), cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 425F for about 25 minutes. You want to cover it to avoid any fires. If there is a fire, leave the oven closed! Be sure that you don't leave the kitchen while it's baking so you can keep an eye on it. Be safeOk thanks , what temperature and how long do you usually bake it for?