GO-4-COCO is a premium quality Coconut Husk chunky substrate, used by top reptile breeders and keepers around the word.
Coco Husk is the “Go To” substrate for many keepers that house Ball Pythons, Boa Constrictors, Corn Snakes, Tortoises, Iguanas, Monitor Lizards and many other reptiles!
- Triple washed
- Controls odors
- Maintains humidity levels
- Dust free
- 100% Natural
- Low in sodium
Go-4-Coco is available in two convenient chunk sizes to suit your specific reptiles needs. The 8/16 mm size is popular for people keeping hatching snakes and other small reptiles. The larger 14/22 mm is the most popular size and is an excellent substrate to use with adult Ball Pythons, Tortoises, Monitors, and other larger reptiles. Both chunk sizes are packaged in tightly compressed 4.5 kg bricks. When you add water to the coco husk it can expand up to 70 liters (2.5 cuft) of volume.
Coco Husk is a natural, sustainable, and organic material that is very popular to be used as a reptile bedding. It also helps maintain humidity levels in a reptile habitat and is easy to spot clean. Due the Anti-microbial and Anti-bacterial properties of Coco Husk, it will also help trap and contain unwanted odors from animal waste compared to other popular substrates.
Go-4-Coco is triple washed, to eliminate dust, and reduce the sodium content remaining in the coco husk. This means you and your pets won’t be exposed to fine, irritating dust or have to worry about salt build up in your enclosures. It is also screened to remove unwanted coco fibers, debris, sand and rocks then cut into 2 convenient sizes. Making this substrate the top choice for reptile breeders and keepers with the highest standards.
How to use Go-4-Coco Coconut Husk Substrate
You can use Coco Husk either dry or wet, depending on your reptiles needs. Simply add water and watch the brick expand. (warm water works best!) One of the easiest way to expand the brick is to place it into a large plastic tote, filled with water. Submerge the entire brick for approx 30 seconds, then flip and repeat. This will allow the coco husk to absorb water and start the break apart. Place the now wet block into another tote and allow it to expand. Once the brick is expanded you should be able to easily pull apart the block. At this point it is ready to use in your reptiles habitat.
With enough experience you’ll be able to simply add a gallon or 2 of water (depending on how wet you want the final substrate) to the block and leave it to expand in the primary tote. This take some getting used to and water consumption may vary from block to block. its easiest to start off with low amounts of water and work your way up.
When appropriate, you can add isopods and springtails to your reptiles habitat to help make a bioactive substrate for your pets. This will help extend the usable life of your substrates as these little critters will eat the decomposing bio-matter, sheds, and animal waste.
Dispose your used coco husk in a back yard or city composting program (Green Bin). Coconut Husk can also be used directly in your garden as a top dressing or blended into the soil. The husk will help break up hard clay soil, and help retain moisture for your plants. We recommend freezing your used Go-4-Coco before adding it to your garden to eliminated any unwanted pathogens or microbes.
You can also blend Coco Husk with other substrates such as Cypress Mulch, Fir Bark, or Coco Choir to make your own custom substrate.
Go-4-Coco is available for shipping in Canada only.