The difference is our Handpicked from live from the tree, inspected and cleaned. Sun dried on screen racks. Others sell oak leaves that have already fallen to the ground raked up and are full with mold and bacteria infected also containing spores from other plants which are undesirable and possibly dangerous to your Eco-system and pets. Great as a sole leaf litter, Live Oak leaves look even better when mixed with Magnolia Leaves in a naturalistic vivarium. Live Oak Leaves (1 Gallon) break down just a bit faster than some other forms of leaf litter, and seem to lead to an increased abundance of isopods and springtails when used in a naturalistic vivarium.
Leaf Litter performs a very important role in a naturalistic vivarium. Leaf Litter provides shelter, visual barriers, and hiding places for the vivarium inhabitants, such as poison dart frogs and other forest animals. Mimicking the role of dead plant matter in the rainforest, Leaf Litter also put nutrients back into the environment, providing the nutrients plants and microfauna need to thrive! Our Home Grown Leaf Litter is collected from a pesticide and herbicide free environment. One gallon of leaf litter will cover approximately 1.5 square feet to the desired depth of 1".
a naturalistic ecosystem. The leaves will break down slowly and provide organic food for the microfauna and fertilizer for your vivarium plants. Live Oak Leaf Litter is smaller than the Magnolia Leaf Litter. It will break down faster and provide nutrients to your vivarium at a different rate.