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Old 24-11-2010, 03:38 PM
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Hi, I have recently got a 6 month old bosc and hes currently in a big viv on newspaper (didnt have the sand/soil when I got him)

So im planning to put the substrate in asap but as it will be a little wet Im thinking it may rot the vivarium after a while?

Its a standard contiboard viv that was self build - Just wondering if I should just put the substrate in or line the viv with a off cut of shower curtain? or stick on vinyl floor tiles to make a little more waterproof?
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Old 24-11-2010, 05:52 PM
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It probably will warp it over time but if thats before the Bosc scratches it to buggery I wouldn't like to say.lol My advice it to put silicon sealent around the inside edges of the viv if you haven't already and put some soil in there asap so he can do what boscs do best...dig. Then once youve done that you better start thinking about a bigger viv cos these guys should grow pretty quickly.
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yea I got a bigger viv ready and waiting but dont wanna move my room around until he could do with more room! for now hes got loads of room, I was thinking of sealing the joins and maybe putting some sheeting/tiles ontop of it for now!

lol I know what you mean about the destructive little guys! :) also until I get my humidity meter how can I make sure he has the right humidity?

I read alot of stuff and most says to block up all vents and keep the substrate crumbly but moist enough to make a ball out of.... wouldnt this lead to condensation under the basking light etc?
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Old 24-11-2010, 06:12 PM
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I would definatly seal the joints and the tiles should stop him scratching up the base but I wouldn't go to fancy as its only going to be covered in dirt.

As for humidity I don't think these guys need really high humidity and if it does look alittle dry in there just give the viv a spray. If you put a largeish water bowl in there if hes to dry he will go in there.
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I use pond liner then put sand/soil on top just to make sure and prevent warping.
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I use pond liner then put sand/soil on top just to make sure and prevent warping.

Do you not find that the digging and clawing perforates the liner?
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