harlan teklad aspen sani-chips aspen sani-chips - Fisher Scientific
Sani-Chips are non-toxic and dust-free. This bedding is breeder-tested and recommended, and is safe for research facilities. It is an ideal bedding for corn snakes, king snakes, leopard geckos, and more. This substrate is manufactured from renewable resources.
Corn Snakes, King Snakes, and Leopard Geckos will love Sani Chips. Manufactured from renewable resources, this light, scent-free substrate is easy to clean, very absorbent, long-lasting and virtually dust-free. Sani-Chips are a longtime favorite of breeders and other reptile professionals
Ordered Nepco Sani chips through local pet shop and 2 bags on the way. I had 2 boas develop very minor breathing issues on the strong smelling Murphy Sani-chips that had Maple wood in it, hurt me a lot though, 1 JT female and 1 box canyon female, both 2 year olds, could not risk hibernating as I discovered slight respiratory issues.Sani-Chips:
One product I have read about for years has been Sani-Chips. Which is basically Aspen cut into small very fine squares. For many years I have read and heard from others that have and so use it and some love it, some hate it mainly because it tends to get everywhere. I have just started to try this product personally and will be able to provide my personal experience on it in time. Sani-Chips are very fine, almost feels like sand a bit, very soft. Same positives and negatives as Shredded Aspen, except if the rare possibility of ingesting Shredded aspen is too much for you, than Sani-Chips is a better option for you. I decided to try it because many times I have been asked about it and up until now could only provide info based on feedback from others. I have set aside a hatchling and sub-adult rack to try out the Sani-Chips for 3MO and will provide further feedback at that time.Thanks for the information. I changed the bedding to aspen this morning and everything seems fine. I've got three unopen 11 quart bags of sani-chips on hand so I'll start using it again when he gets bigger. The process used to make Sani-Chips® emphasizes the highest level of quality control at every turn. After finding the highest quality wood sources, we use only closed-van trailers to transport our hardwoods from sawmills to our production facilities. At all times throughout the process, we maintain a closed system to avoid contamination. The animal beddings are heat-treated and dried in rotary drums, reaching 1200 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. The moisture content is lowered this way to 8% (+/-2%), killing harmful bacteria.Negatives:
TBD, but so far I can already see the cost is more per usage vs shredded aspen. I can also see the potential for the chips to be pulled into the vents, especially when breeding, potential for infections is an area for concern. But again, how possible or often is this a concern is unknown. Based on this I don’t see myself using the Sani-Chips, but we we’ll see.We have standard product specifications for each of our products. All of our animal bedding products go through the same production process until they are packaged according to their chip size. Our most popular two products are our Sani-Chips® and the larger sized Coarse Grade Sani-Chips®. The other option is called our C-Grade, which is made of a finer particle size. All are free of shavings, slivers, excessive dust and foreign matter.