Pangea Premium ABG Substrate is based on the popular substrate formulated by the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Our ABG mix is the ideal substrate media for tropical or forest dwelling reptile terrariums. This soil mix retains moisture helping to boost ambient humidity without slowing drainage and drowning live plants. Microfauna, like isopods and springtails, thrives in our ABG mix due to the amount of organic compostable materials that create an abundance of food both for them.
Pangea Premium ABG Substrate contains a precise blend of tree fern fiber, charcoal, sphagnum peat, long fiber sphagnum, and fir bark. Comes in a 4 quart (1 gallon) bag. ABG is specifically designed to break down slowly making it a long lasting substrate.
Pangea Premium ABG also gives vital nutrients for optimal plant growth. Terrarium or even houseplants can be potted or planted directly in damp ABG mix without any additional soils or mixes. While other mixtures contain cheap false bottom rocks for drainage, our ABG uses the true recipe with tree fern fiber to ensure quality substrate.
Directions: Lay down drainage material and screen substrate barrier. Moisten the ABG as necessary for your terrariums humidity. Place 1" to 3" of Pangea ABG directly on top of the screen. Place leaf litter on top of ABG layer (optional).
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to guarantee our organic materials. We do our absolute best to ensure there is no presence of unexpected signs of life, but it is not possible to keep track of the endless variety of microorganisms that could be present. It is important to realize that the goal is to create an ecosystem that acts as a microcosm of our world. When replicating nature, Mother Nature ultimately remains in control. In most cases, letting the terrarium “cycle” through the imbalances to reach equilibrium is the best solution.
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