Difficult identifying bolus in substrate

paassatt

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I'm currently using a coconut fiber substrate ("Eco" something or other is the brand) and I'm having trouble discerning bolus from the substrate itself. My friend is only about 4-5 months old (l. parahybana) so the crickets s/he eats are also on the small side, making spotting undigested remains rather difficult. I don't need mold or some other side effect because I can't find the bolus to remove it. Any tips?
 

briarpatch10

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I strain my coco fiber before I use it. Get a strainer and sift the big stuff out. I do it and like the way it looks alot better. This makes it look like fine brown sand. Its easier to see the food leftovers
 

plankationship

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Hmmm I'm also having the same problem guys.

I have only fed it twice since I have gotten it 7 days back and was wondering if it is important to remove all the dead remains of the pinhead crickets I use to feed my 1 inch Brazilian White Knee.
 

AgentD006las

Arach-how about..NO
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My Ts usually toss it in the corner. Some of my arboreals flick them. In dry enclosures its not a big deal because it will dry out. If you cant find them dont worry too much.
 
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paassatt

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So it's the consensus here that if you can't see it not to worry about it?
 
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