A bioactive enclosure is a replication of the natural biome and environment that an animal is found in. It involves a clean-up crew, such as isopods and springtails, which help to minimise the build up of mould, mildew, decaying plant matter, and waste. Bioactive enclosures are able to sustain plants and fungi, as well as microfauna. Bioactive enclosures are designed to support a fully functioning ecosystem in your home.
There are many benefits to creating a bioactive environment for your pet(s).
- The clean-up crew will immediately begin to breakdown animal waste products. This helps keep your microfauna and plants fed, as well as lessens smells and keeps your vivarium clean.
- Decaying plant matter is broken down by the clean-up crew, which then pass waste back into the soil. This waste is called frass and it is a fantastic fertilizer for the plants in your vivarium.
- The live plants provide fresh air to the vivarium and also to your home.
- With the use of a clean-up crew, there is less need for cleaning. They will break down mould, mildew, decaying plant matter, animal waste, and even shed.
- Vivariums are striking and add beauty and nature into your home.
- Your animal(s) will appreciate the natural environment that you've provided for them. Many keepers report better feeding responses and naturalistic behaviours once their animal(s) have adjusted to their new home.