Hello all. I'm a noob here and just started my account today. After reading through numerous forums, I have found that there are many (in my humble opinion) "know-it-alls" here that contradict each other often and seem to love telling others that they are wrong. Especially when it comes to differing opinions on substrate. I would like to know eveyone's honest opinion of their preferred substrate. In addition, have any of you here ever had a dragon die due to impaction from an "incorrect" substrate? I have yet to hear from someone who actually knowingly has. I know numerous people who have kept baby dragons on washed play sand who have never had an issue with impaction. Two of those people that I know, in fact, are breeders who care for their dragons greatly and have had numerous baby's throughout their span as caretakers. Even The Bearded Dragon Manual produced by The Experts at Advanced Vivarium Systems states in their book that they keep their babies on play sand and have never had an issue. So what do you think? Be honest here. I'm not trying to incite hostility. I would just like to know what everyone thinks and to know if anyone has actually had a dragon die due to sand impaction. Please don't start telling others that they are wrong if their opinion differs from yours. I would especially like to hear from anyone on here who is an actual exotic animal DVM.