So I have a yearling tegu, King, set up in a sort of bioactive grow tent. He has 5x6 feet of floor space and is thriving. It has springtails and powder blue isopods in it and they have done a pretty good job of cleaning up after him.
Recently I have noticed some gnats appearing in there and they have multiplied. I tried a vinegar and dawn trap but he managed to get to it and knock it over (as he does with most things). I tried drying out the enclosure but all that did was stop the clean up crew from being able to eat the poop.
Anybody got any tips on what to do? The enclosure has about 200 pounds of substrate in it so i’d like to make replacing it a last resort. I’ve heard hydrogen peroxide can kill larvae in the soil but would that be safe for him? I can replace the clean up crew if need be.
One last note, he is incredibly agile and can get to pretty much any spot in that tent even though he is missing a foot.