Isopod Substrate


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This isopod substrate is the right mix for your pets. The substrate consists of soil, including composted materials, sand, blended sphagnum peat moss, and a little bit of calcium carbonate powder to support the building of your pet’s exoskeleton. This is enough substrate to provide food for large groups of isopods for about six months. It can be mixed in with your current substrate to freshen it up with all the healthy ingredients that may be depleted from it.

$17 for 5 pounds shipped. This is enough to line the bottom of a 5 gallon aquarium and inch or two deep.

Free shipping. Select “Substrate Shipping” at checkout but ONLY if various substrates are the only thing in your cart.

Please review my Pet Isopod Care Sheet for more information and photos.

Dried leaves and oak products are recommended, and in the related products section below.

All organic material continues to decay through a natural process of decomposition via mold which you may or may not see. If mold forms as the substrate encounters all the native spores in the new environment (tank), it may be spot cleaned. The substrate may need to be turned over a bit. After a month or so the micro-ecosystem in your cage should come into balance. If you already have a seasoned cage set up, adding smaller amounts of our substrate to the tank over time will help to keep the current ecosystem in balance.

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Weight 14 lbs


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