- Jul 18, 2002
i'm lazy, i'll admit it. i've been using jungle mix substrate as opposed to the peat moss/dirt mixture many swear by. anyhoo, i cleaned out my slings containers and replaced the substrate. seconds later, i witnessed hordes of mites crawling about the jar! i looked inside the jungle mix bag only to find such a huge infestation of mites, the dirt seemed as if it were breathing! (okay, maybe it wasn't that bad, but still...) so i'm taking back the contaminated bag and immediately investing in peat moss and dirt.