Perlite Base Substrate for Leaf Cutter Ants
Perlite is a lightweight, moisture retentive substrate which is suitable for a base layer in our leaf cutter ant housing range. Unlike other substrates, it is white in colour and thus can be used to further enhance the contrasting colours of the ants and fungus. This substrate is lightweight and can be carried by the ants and so provides a more aesthetic alternative to soil whilst still allowing the ants to manipulate the substrate to their needs.
We offer dry perlite in 100g bags, wash before use to remove any dust.