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Waxed Dirt (What Can I Mix It With)

I made waxed dirt for the first time this year.And I just used it not too long ago for the first time. I noticed that its very light and dry, almost like sand. I guess its ok but its kinda hard to bed something with it,when it slips out in between your fingers, it doesnt have much substance to it to bed with.
It's really not much better than peat and the light color sticks out in the ground.
Did I do something wrong, or do you mix it with something, could I mix it with my regular pre-sifted dirt,a little bit or will that not work. what about peat moss will that make it better, or do you just take it as the dirt is,like thats what you get for freezeproof.

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Re: Waxed Dirt (What Can I Mix It With)

I've never had a problem bedding with waxed dirt, it packs a whole heck of a lot better than peat! If you're concerned about the color, just top-cover with a THIN layer of dirt from the trap bed. This layer will freeze when it gets wet, so keep it very thin. Two advantages to that... your target animal can break through the top crust, and when checking sets you can just pull that pancake off the top of the waxed dirt and re-cover. DO NOT MIX UNTREATED DIRT WITH WAXED DIRT, this leads to freeze-up.

Use the waxed dirt a little more, get used to it, you'll never use anything else!

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Re: Waxed Dirt (What Can I Mix It With)

you could try mixing it with buckwheat hulls but its not gonna make your bedding any better.

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