Bit late reply...sorry! You need to moisten it as it fluffs up and covers much better...think dessicated coconut rather than chocolate sprinkles!! The idea is to exclude oxygen and start composting not just absorb moisture. It also goes much further. Sawdust works well but was less convenient to carry around. Use that in our composting loo at off grid homeHave you tried using the cat litter neat (dry) I'm certainly not an expert but I thought that because poo is 80% water the material you sprinkle over it had to be dry to absorb the evaporated moisture.