Did you know that bioactive terrariums still need to be kept clean?
Sure, they have a reputation for being “self-cleaning,” but they can’t be clean if you start with a contaminated environment, or if you introduce something “dirty” that contaminates it later on. After all, a bioactive terrarium is supposed to function like a tiny, closed ecosystem, and that can make them very sensitive to contaminants like pollution, parasites, and pests. The practice of being mindful of what goes in (and out) of your bioactive terrarium is called biosecurity.
Practicing good biosecurity is not only good for the longevity of your bioactive setup; it’s also good for the health of the pet reptile that lives in it. Learn how to improve your biosecurity and keep your bioactive terrarium pristine in my article over at The Bio Dude: https://www.thebiodude.com/blogs/the-science-behind-the-soils/biosecurity-in-bioactivity-what-is-it-why-is-it-important
This article was written by Mariah Healey exclusively for use by The Bio Dude and originally published on December 2, 2020.