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View Poll Results: Substrate use/ frequency of cleaning
Newspaper 58 43.94%
Cypress mulch 25 18.94%
Aspen shavings 51 38.64%
Commercial paper lining/roll 13 9.85%
Commercial paper lining/precut piece 4 3.03%
Other substrate, comment below 7 5.30%
Spot clean daily 16 12.12%
Spot clean as needed 62 46.97%
Change entire substrate daily 0 0%
Change entire substrate every couple days 5 3.79%
Change entire substrate weekly 26 19.70%
Change entire substrate whenever needed 69 52.27%
Newspaper, remove layers as needed 7 5.30%
Disinfect/scrub as necessary 61 46.21%
What, I hafta clean? 3 2.27%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 132. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-24-2006, 08:40 PM   #41
Actually, I went back to mulch for awhile...currently, I have been using (100% sphagnum) peat moss, and that seems to be working pretty well too. Mulch and sphagnum add to the cleaning process, but are definitely better choices for these guys. They are just too humidity dependent.
Old 05-25-2006, 01:05 PM   #42
Blood Pythons

Although we only deal with Sumatrans and Borneos we have found that repti bark works well. The problem that we had with the sphangum is that it was hard to clean. With the repti bark we could put it in a noodle strainer and clean it that way. Just my two cents.
Old 05-25-2006, 02:48 PM   #43
I was never a big fan of reptibark. I'm sure it is fine if you are working with a relatively small number of animals (not that I have a lot compared to the old days), but IMO it isn't worth the hassle to clean it. With mulch or sphagnum, I can spot clean...or just dump the whole bin (though, unlike reptibark, they are both "dirty")
Old 09-16-2007, 01:13 PM   #44
sorry for bumping this. I was searching and I voted not realizing how old it was
Old 09-16-2007, 01:16 PM   #45
No problem, it's an excellent poll

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