- Sep 6, 2016
I have done my first brick of Eco Earth and attempted to lay it out in the sun, but it is still damp. Can I still use it in my slings home or have to lay it out more?
Oh ok. I will try the oven to see what happens. I have my slings in potting soil right now, but I have noticed it is not really smooth for them when wandering around and more work for them when burrowing.You can always spread some out on a foil lined cookie sheet and dry it in the oven. When I make a brick I use very hot water (140-170 degrees) and only use 75% of the water called for in the instructions. It takes a little longer to fully hydrate but comes out more usable, and you can always add more moisture if needed.
I use a 50/50 mixture of Eco Earth and potting soil and have not seen my slings have any problem with it. I do take the time to screen the big stuff out of the top soil before mixing it.Oh ok. I will try the oven to see what happens. I have my slings in potting soil right now, but I have noticed it is not really smooth for them when wandering around and more work for them when burrowing.
Oh good! Indeed they do come a very dry climate, however I always provide mine w/a water dish. It may not drink as much when less than 2" if it's incredibly well fed, ie FAT. I don't recommend that however.Drowning definitely was not on my list of concerns. LOL. More of environmental because how I've been reading that GBBs like it bone dry.