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Josh's Frogs DART FROG BioBedding Bioactive Substrate (4 quart)


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About This Product

Josh's Frogs Dart Frog BioBedding Bioactive Substrate is the perfect blend for growing tropical plants both in the home and in bioactive vivariums!

Our mix is a more eco-friendly modification on the original ABG Mix developed by Atlanta Botanical Gardens—it doesn't contain tree fern! Each bag is a precise mixture of charcoal, milled sphagnum moss, fir bark, minerals and trace elements.

The mixture creates the perfect balance between retaining moisture and proper drainage; it can last for several years if used properly!

  • PLANTS THRIVE: Enables a huge variety of plants, especially tropicals and houseplants, to thrive
  • LONG LASTING: Specifically designed to break down slowly, making it prime for use in terrariums/vivariums
  • BIO-BALANCED: Each of the multiple ingredients in this precise mix support a balanced ecosystem
  • EXCELLENT FOR CULTURING: Great for springtails, isopods, and other similar insects

How to Prep: Mix contents thoroughly before adding the BioBedding to the terrarium. Also, wet the substrate with distilled or reverse osmosis water before using it for cleaner moving—the moisture helps cut down on dust.

Recommended Animals:

  • Dart Frogs
  • Most Tree Frogs
  • Mantellas
  • Invertebrates

Recommended Plants: This is a great substrate for most tropical plants, but make sure to match your plants’ needs to your pets’ environment! Dart Frog BioBedding can also be used outside the vivarium to grow houseplants!

  • 18x18x24 (29 Gallon) Dart Frog Vivarium Plant Kit
  • 24x18x24 (40-55 Gallon) Dart Frog Vivarium Plant Kit
  • Plants for Dart Frogs
  • All Tropical Plants

Suitable for Misted Setups: Yes! Josh’s Frogs Dart Frog BioBedding substrate has good drainage, yet retains the right amount of moisture when used in conjunction with False Bottom and Substrate Barrier in a misted setup.

Care: Josh's Frogs Dart Frog BioBedding is a naturalistic vivarium substrate and is meant to house a bioactive clean-up crew! Use this substrate with False Bottom, Substrate Barrier, Sphagnum Moss, and Leaf Litter to create a naturalistic vivarium.

For more information on naturalistic vivarium substrates and how to properly use them, please read our how-to guide  Vivariums: From the Ground Up.

Tank Size Quarts
10 gallon vertical


10 gallon horizontal 8
12x12x12 terrarium 4
12x12x18 terrarium 4
20 gallon high vertical 8
20 gallon long vertical 4
20 gallon high horizontal 8
20 gallon long horizontal 12
29 gallon horizontal 12
18x18x18 terrarium 8
18x18x24 terrarium 8
24x18x18 terrarium 16
24x18x24 terrarium 16
24x18x36 terrarium 16
40 gallon breeder 16
36x18x18 terrarium 16
36x18x24 terrarium 16
36x18x36 terrarium 16
55 gallon 16
75 gallon 20

Not sure if this is the right substrate for your pet? Josh's Frogs also offers many other substrate options!


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

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