Digging/nesting laybox substrate


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Hey guys it looks like my Amber is ready or close to being ready to lay another clutch in her laybox. I ordered more sand that'll be here Thursday my only question is that I added moist dirt (reptisoil) and the sand I got in there leaves a cloud. It's sorta like what you would find in the desert and it leaves a stain on your hands and on her (quick bath and she's golden). Unlike play sand it's Australian desert sand from their native habitat I didn't have a problem with it the first time around.

Should I swap it for kids play sand or should I just continue to use what I have and just replace it all on Thursday.

Note: I have posted pics of her box (pics below are from her last clutch (may 13th 2023)


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Which ever sand you decide on, if it's dusty you can moisten it a little to keep the dust down.


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What a beauty!!!!!!!!!
I am using the play sand/soil combo. It's not too dusty, even when it dries up (I have a boy and made it because I'm just wasting my life in more ways than one can imagine, lol)- I recommend it.


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That's strange that you used it before but it didn't stain. It's probably better to switch it but not an emergency.
Amber is a beautiful dragon. :)
The soil I used is fresh so it's moist and is why it didn't stain before and thank you she is a handful but it's just her personality 😁

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