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December 5, 2011

Exo Terra’s Tree Fern Panels Give Terrariums an Old-Growth Forest Look and Feel

Exo Terra's Tree Fern Panels provide animal and plant terrariums with a natural, old-forest look.

MANSFIELD, Mass. While they often add natural beauty to amphibian and reptile terrariums, background panels serve a purpose beyond mere decoration that helps the terrarium resemble the animals’ natural habitat – they assist in controlling the enclosure’s micro-climate, and to stimulate natural behaviors.  Exo Terra has developed backgrounds for just about every type of reptile and amphibian and climate, from desert dry to tropical rainforest humid, and the latest additions to the substrate line are the Exo Terra Tree Fern Panels.

Made from natural tree fern fibers from deep in the forests ofNew Zealand, Exo Terra’s Tree Fern Panels are ideal for increasing humidity in terrariums with frogs, salamanders and similar animals.  The panels provide a soft and absorbent background for the animal’s activities and work extremely well with drip walls.

The panels are also excellent for mounting epiphytic plants such as orchids, bromeliads, ferns and mosses, which can be easily established on the panels.  The roots of these plants will effortlessly take hold on the Tree Fern Panels, and when properly cared for the plants will quickly cover the panels.  If kept consistently moist for longer periods, ferns and mosses will spontaneously appear, adding the feel of a wild, untouched, old-growth forest to the terrarium.

In addition to providing a realistic, deep forest look and feel to any terrarium, the new Tree Fern Panels can be used to lend a rich, earthy fragrance to an enclosure.

Exo Terra Tree Fern Panels come in a package of two 11.4” x 5.7” x .5” (29 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm) panels.  MSRP is $24.99 at pet retailers nationwide.  For more information visit, or contact the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. at 1-800-225-2700.


Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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