Sphagnum moss is one of the best products to help increase humidity in your reptile or frog enclosure. It absorbs a ton of water and doesn't dry out easily so you can moisten it and forget about it for a little while. Our Chilean Sphagnum Moss for sale is of the highest quality, it is incredibly clean with long fibers and a soft fluffy texture.
In comparison to our New Zealand Sphagnum Moss, our Chilean Sphagnum Moss is slightly darker and more varied in color. This variability allows for a more natural look while still keeping the great qualities sphagnum moss naturally possesses.
In basic setups, it can simply be placed in the tank as the only substrate. Keep moist and replace every month or two or as needed. It can also be used as a top dressing in bioactive and natural habitats and is typically placed on top of the soil and drainage layers and below your leaf litter and other biodegradables. For snakes, geckos, and other reptiles that need a humid hideaway you can pack the sphagnum moss inside their hide and moisten as needed. This helps animals shed properly and get exposure to humidity as needed.
Chilean Sphagnum moss is acidic and because of this, it has natural antimicrobial properties making it difficult for bacteria and fungi to colonize on or in it. Almost all frog keepers rely on this trait and use sphagnum for short-term and quarantine habitats, knowing that the moss is keeping pathogens at bay.
Sphagnum moss has a lot of uses in the plant world too, being an ideal adjunct in growing orchids, bromeliads, other epiphytes, and carnivorous plants.