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PostSubject: Bogus....   Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:26 pm

For the last four or five years, I've used newspaper as a substrate. However, we found that we were not reading the paper for our news that much and it was a waste of money. Home delivery was canceled. So, I was having to cart my Wall Street Journals home from the office to use as substrate. This past month, I ordered "bogus" paper made by Kraft.

I changed out all of the snake cages and was very pleased with the results. It is thicker than paper and more absorbent that newspaper. I put the roll on a cutter and measured out the exact length I need and marked the table. So, pull the bogus paper out to the mark, rip it off and put it in the bin. We used to sit in front of the TV the night before cleaning and fold newspapers to fit the bins. In addition, it is gray in color and is almost a perfect match for the ARS caging bins. I worked out the cost and it comes to about $3.20 per snake per year, with weekly changes.

Much less labor, thicker and more absorbent at very little cost. I'm glad we made the switch. I think this stuff is even better than the end rolls of newspaper print.

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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:39 pm

That is a good tip Don. I do not have that many snakes but at the moment I still use newspaper for the adult leachies as well for growing out all of the young geckos. I usually have enough laying around the house but will keep this in mind for the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:32 pm

I use newspaper because my wife is one of those coupon nuts so she actually goes out and buys like 20 papers every Sunday. So if I didn't use it it would go to waste.
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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:50 pm

We have bought bulk aspen bedding at some shows and use that.... we dont get the newspaper at home but we get them everyday at work and we end up throwing them away anyway..... ill have to look into that "bogus" and see about it... but then we would have to hand cut it... hmmm...
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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:56 pm

They sell cutters where the roll sits right on the cutter. You pull off a measured amount, then pull up. No hand cutting. It is much easier than folding newspapers.

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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:29 pm

Ive never been a paper fan because of the folding or cutting but that look easy. and cost effictive. Where do you get this at?
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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:21 am

smd58 wrote:
Ive never been a paper fan because of the folding or cutting but that look easy. and cost effictive. Where do you get this at?

I saw that ULINE.com had the best price, but the only option for shipping was one day and was more than the product. So, I went over to PackingSupplies.com and ordered two rolls and the cutter.
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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:47 am

This is an old thread but ULine's shipping went back down if anyone is looking for Bogus paper. They offer UPS Ground now but it is still 1 day shipping to VA.
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PostSubject: Re: Bogus....   Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:56 am

Good point, I've been ordering from ULine again, too. If you ship to a business (I ship to my work), the shipping costs are very reasonable.
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