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Old 09-03-2020, 11:08 PM   #1
Brad Pard
Question Regarding Recycling Substrate for Reptiles

Would it be safe to recycle substrate through baking in an oven for sterilization as long as I spot clean the enclosure? If not, which reptiles would need new substrate?
Old 09-03-2020, 11:30 PM   #2
All of them

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Old 09-04-2020, 12:02 AM   #3
James L
Sand is usually safe to reuse and easy to clean. Use a natural sand though.
Old 09-04-2020, 09:25 AM   #4
I "recycle" natural mulch substrate by dumping it on my vegetable garden. The reptiles get brand new stuff.
Old 09-04-2020, 03:10 PM   #5
Herpin Man
I agree with the others. Unless you are using some ridiculously expensive substrate, it isn't worth reusing. Even if it was, I doubt that spot cleaning and baking would sufficiently refresh it.

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