Using Pete’s Leaf Litter in a bio active terrarium
Once you have set up your drainage layer, barrier layer (terrarium or fleece) and substrate add the leaves. The leaves will break down over time and be eaten by your clean up crew. As this happens they will add important substances and micronutrients to the soil that both your plants and your clean up crew will very much appreciate. Creating a forest floor that will help the natural action of your substrate.
Leaf litter comprises of either beech, poplar, maple, magnolia, cherry or sycamore leaves or a mixture of these. If you would like a particular type please email firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering.
Leaf Litter as environmental enrichment
Leaf litter can be used as decoration in just about any situation; snakes love to rummage about in piles of leaves, and so do many ground living geckos. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to try adding environmental enrichment to your pet’s home. Give them a try, you might be surprised at the results!
Using Leaf Litter to feed isopods
Simply mix add the leaves to the substrate and you isopods (woodlice, millipedes, pillbugs, etc…) and they will get to work! Leaves can be soaked in water before use for species that like a wetter environment such as Dwarf white woodlice .
We have been using leaves in store for many years. Our millipedes, woodlice thrive on it! We also use this to provide cover for our snakes and geckos.