Wood For Wet Habitats
Up until now, choosing wood for wet habitats could have been very frustrating. If you have created a beautiful new rainforest habitat and found that 'perfect' piece of wood for your new vivarium only to have it go to fungus or mold, you are not alone. We too, have been frustrated after finding that perfect piece of grape wood, that almost instantly turned to a black moldy mess in a dartfrog habitat. Although, fine for desert or woodland habitats, it unfortnately just doesn't possess the right characteristics needed to stand up to the demanding conditions of the rainforest habitat. The natural wood listed below offers some of the best choices for beautiful and functional wood to use in wet environments.
Ghost wood has an unusually beneficial characteristic in that moss easily spreads onto it when used in wet habitats where moss is already growing.
In the photo above, this moss grew on Ghost Wood within 3 months after being used in a dartfrog habitat. In addition to moss, fern spore has grown to produce surprises as well.
This log was placed into this habitat about has been there about 2 years.
In this newly planted vivarium, Ghost Wood is used upside down or sideways to offer the natural look of a tree butress root structure. Imagine this wood as it begins to get covered in moss in a few months!