View Full Version : substrate for burrowing frogs

07-21-2006, 01:33 PM
I have access to a large supply of used office paper W/lazerprint. What do people here think about watering it down and using it as substrate? kind of like using paper towels.

07-21-2006, 01:59 PM
Seeing as how amphibians can absorb things through their skin I would be hesitant. Mosses would be a better choice in my opinion.

07-21-2006, 03:17 PM
Yes I was thinking think toner chemical would be absorbed.

07-22-2006, 12:13 AM
Toner is fused to the paper fibres. That's why it doesn't rub off when you rub your finger on a fresh laser print. You could shred some paper and put it in a bowl of water to see if the water colour goes darker. If it does go darker, then the toner particles are released by the water.

08-24-2006, 12:44 PM
for burrowing frogs, nothing beats 2-4" of sphagnum moss.
it's cheap
it has anti bacterial properties
it holds tons of moisture
and it doesn't stick to your frogs like dirt or bed a beast