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Harmful woods?

Discussion in 'Discussions, Theories and Trial Ideas' started by 3crabs4dogs1cat, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. I know that Pine and Cedar are harmful to crabs, but what about birch.. and do you think hot glue used in a hot glue gun would be toxic to the hermies?

    any response would be great thank you!!!  :straw:
  2. crazy4crabs

    crazy4crabs Guest

    I think that the hot glue would be okay unless the crabs could eat it. then its not good.
  3. crabbycrazy2

    crabbycrazy2 "Second Molt, A Success"

    Sep 3, 2007
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    Rhoadesville, Va
    Birch wood is fine for the crabs. If you plan on getting it from your backyard, make sure no pesticides or other chemicals have been used on the tree.  I would also bake it to kill any parasites, or bugs that could be burrowed in the bark.  I think 325 degrees for 30 to 40 mins. should do the trick. 

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