The Peruvian Jungle Copoazu Leaf Litter that Glass Box Tropicals offers is comprised of only the best leaves harvested and cleaned in Peru! They are harvested from areas that are free from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. The majority of the leaves that you will receive are dry, brown, and very few are broken or in pieces. These leaves will truly help you achieve that rainforest appearance in your terrarium. Each leaf is harvested and cleaned by hand in Peru!
Leaf litter not only helps to provide a natural appearance, but the leaves also offer hiding spots for animals such as dart frogs. Additionally, as leaves decompose, microfauna such as springtails and isopods will use them as food. In the natural habitat of dart frogs and various gecko species, the leaf litter is often several inches thick with varying sizes, shapes and thicknesses of leaves. Glass Box Tropicals recommends having the leaf litter at least a few layers deep, with different types of leaves mixed together. It is also recommended to routinely add leaves as you see them decomposing.
Leaves are offered in a loosely packed gallon and a half bag. These are offered in a larger bag due to the size of the leaves. The overall quantity is done by weight the same as all of our other Peruvian Leaf Litter options.
It can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your vivarium size. I had a 3rd of the leaves measure over 14 inches and the smallest was 8 inches. I have a smaller setup so Im going to have to break them up a bit. For large vivariums this is a must. Wish there were more leaves in the bag. Total of 11 leaves.