Coco Soft smells fresh up to three times longer than other reptile bedding by eliminating odors naturally, not simply masking them with perfumes or aromatic oils. Coco Soft becomes a living substrate that functions like a forest floor ecosystem with up to 20 times the biological activity of other brands. It begins with fresh 100% organically grown coconut husk, never fermented in saline water. It has been demonstrated in a major university study to reduce the growth of pathogenic fungi by up to 77%! These same microorganisms quickly reduce organic waste, keeping the enclosure cleaner and smelling fresh, even on a heavy feeding schedule.