Beech Leaf litter is perfect for use in bio-active and naturalistic terrariums. Use for decoration, ground cover, and feeding invertebrates.
Our leaf litter is responsibly sourced, heat treated to sterilise the leaves, dried out and then packaged. This process ensures they are safe for terrarium use.
Beech leaves are oval shaped and around 9cm long with a pointed tip and wavy edges.
Leaf litters most common use is for decoration and ground cover, this natural layered medium helps reduce moisture loss and maintain higher humidity levels. It is perfect for species of dart frog, tropical geckos and more. It’s also a great food source for many species of beetle, isopod, millipede, and springtails. These leaves make a great addition to culturing tubs for various clean-up crews.
Whilst collecting your own leaf litter is possible, it does come with some risk. Areas of high pollution, where pesticides have been used, an increased risk of disease, introduction of unwanted pests such as fungal gnats, slugs, and spiders into your terrarium; usually outweigh the benefits. Therefore, sterilised leaves make a much safer and stress-free alternative for you and your exotic pet.
There are several application methods that can be used.