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    does it overheat when the heat mat are put under the terrarium? with the substrate lugaritie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepianoguy View Post
    does it overheat when the heat mat are put under the terrarium? with the substrate lugaritie?
    It does not overheat. One good thing about NRB is that if you create natural burrows/tunnels for your geckos (big enough to satisfy them), they won't feel the need to dig any deeper and thus will not dig all the way down to the glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    I just asked because "safe" and "natural" are two different things, that's all. I'd feel better about it if I knew the actual chemical.

    thanks for the response.
    NRB is both safe and natural. Methylparaben is what we use as the mold inhibitor (that's not our trade secret to this bedding). Methylparaben is not only widely used (for many decades) in cosmetic and personal care products, it's also been used in fruit fly cultures for many years with no adverse affects and the various reptile species that are fed fruit flies.

    WARNING: We highly recommend that you DO NOT try mixing your own substrate with Methylparaben as there is a very specific formula that works with the ingredients used in NRB. Ratios will vary depending on many factors, not just different ingredients. If you don't fully understand ingredient formulation, do not subject your animals to unnecessary testing. We've already done the years of hard work. Consider yourself warned.

    Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Methylparaben:

    There is controversy about whether methylparaben or propylparabens are harmful at concentrations typically used in body care or cosmetics. Methylparaben and propylparaben are considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for food and cosmetic antibacterial preservation.[5] Methylparaben is readily metabolized by common soil bacteria, making it completely biodegradable.

    Methylparaben is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract or through the skin.[6] It is hydrolyzed to p-hydroxybenzoic acid and rapidly excreted in urine without accumulating in the body.[6] Acute toxicity studies have shown that methylparaben is practically non-toxic by both oral and parenteral administration in animals.[6] In a population with normal skin, methylparaben is practically non-irritating and non-sensitizing; however, allergic reactions to ingested parabens have been reported.[6]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugarti View Post
    NRB is both safe and natural. Methylparaben is what we use as the mold inhibitor (that's not our trade secret to this bedding). Methylparaben is not only widely used (for many decades) in cosmetic and personal care products, it's also been used in fruit fly cultures for many years with no adverse affects and the various reptile species that are fed fruit flies.

    WARNING: We highly recommend that you DO NOT try mixing your own substrate with Methylparaben as there is a very specific formula that works with the ingredients used in NRB. Ratios will vary depending on many factors, not just different ingredients. If you don't fully understand ingredient formulation, do not subject your animals to unnecessary testing. We've already done the years of hard work. Consider yourself warned.

    Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Methylparaben:

    There is controversy about whether methylparaben or propylparabens are harmful at concentrations typically used in body care or cosmetics. Methylparaben and propylparaben are considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for food and cosmetic antibacterial preservation.[5] Methylparaben is readily metabolized by common soil bacteria, making it completely biodegradable.

    Methylparaben is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract or through the skin.[6] It is hydrolyzed to p-hydroxybenzoic acid and rapidly excreted in urine without accumulating in the body.[6] Acute toxicity studies have shown that methylparaben is practically non-toxic by both oral and parenteral administration in animals.[6] In a population with normal skin, methylparaben is practically non-irritating and non-sensitizing; however, allergic reactions to ingested parabens have been reported.[6]

    sounds an interesting product! at last, is it available in canada? or do we need to order online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepianoguy View Post
    sounds an interesting product! at last, is it available in canada? or do we need to order online?
    Unfortunately, we do not ship outside of the U.S. and we don't have distribution in Canada yet. We just launched the company in September 2015. However, we will soon be exporting and we are seeking distributors.
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    ahh...that unfortunate. well, good luck!

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    As I mentioned to the OP in an email, my one concern is that the info states the product must be changed every month. I don't change the coco fiber in my planted cages and wouldn't really want a product that has to be re-purchased every month at $14.99 a bag, but I remain very interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    As I mentioned to the OP in an email, my one concern is that the info states the product must be changed every month. I don't change the coco fiber in my planted cages and wouldn't really want a product that has to be re-purchased every month at $14.99 a bag, but I remain very interested.

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    One of the best things about NRB is that it lasts much longer than other substrates. We recommend changing the bedding once a month simply because that's the worst case scenario with certain species. In most cases (Leopard Geckos, Crested Geckos, etc.) NRB will last 2-3 months. Through extensive testing, the longest it lasted before needing to be replaced was in an adult breeding setup for a pair of Leachies; it lasted a good 6 months. However, if we were to put that on the bag then everybody would be doing that with every species and every scenario.

    Same thing with tortoises; it will last 2-3 months with a single baby tortoise, but we recommend changing it monthly if you're housing many baby tortoises together or if it's a larger tortoise that poops and digs a lot more.
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    So I'm assuming that this would not work in a bio-active vivarium like many of us as using these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverside Reptiles View Post
    So I'm assuming that this would not work in a bio-active vivarium like many of us as using these days?
    We haven't tested it in a bio-active vivarium yet, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. We'll gladly send you a bag to try it out, if you'd like.
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