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Does anyone keep ackies? I'm hearing some conflicting reports on the substrate to use. I was originally told to use newspaper - then a breeder told me newspaper was terrible, and to use bark - and then someone else told me to use soil.

Soil seems quite popular in caresheets but just wondering what anyone else uses.. and what soil exactly.
 

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i don't have an ackie but i do have a bosc. which i use top soil for, seems to work fine. apparently don't use organic tho :?
 

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That's right - apparently organic isn't good. I just get common, cheap old topsoil from Homebase or B&Q (they normally sell it 4 bags for a tenner). Currently I use just topsoil (topping up with water to get burrowable consistency) but the mix should be approx. topsoil/sand/vermiculite 50/25/25 - some say use mulch too. I haven't experimented with it much yet as my sav is only in temporary accommodation while his big viv is being built.
 

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Thanks guys, getting a pair this week :razz:
 
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