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Peat plates for substrate?

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kroot    249

I've only used them in grow out tubs. Slabs made to fit with leaf litter scatter on top. Seem great for keeping humidity for froglets. They do break up easily. I'd use other stuff for actual vivs.

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JohnB56    317

I used to use them years ago and they worked pretty well. I used to wrap the plants roots in moss and then pin the plant in position using a cocktail stick. Give the plant a good spray with water after.

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jone5    40

Thank you for the advice.

I really like the simplicity of the peat plates but after reading up I'm a little worried about the environmental aspect of using peat.

I've decided to go with a mix of orchid bark, leaf mould, charcoal, tree fern and a little chopped moss.  I have some nice creepers that will hopefully spread well with this mix, we shall see.

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