- Mar 14, 2003
I just wanted to voice a worry that I have concerning the mixture of sand in my substrate for the African Black Claw (Opithacanthus *sp* rugiceps) I'm going to be getting. I have read that it is recommended you mix Sphagnum Peat Moss with sand. But here's where I have a few worries. From previous experience, I have found that sand is the perfect breeding place for Sand Fleas. I have 5 cats, 1 Ferret, 3 rats and 1 Guinea pig not to mention myself who would be the biggest casualty of using sand in the substrate. I was just wondering for a desert species, is there any other alternatives to using sand in the substrate?