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Question about safe woods in tanks

Discussion in 'HCRU Crabitat's - Biography's Of Our Crabitats' started by mollydog, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. mollydog

    mollydog Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Would it be ok to use untreated pine from Home Depot to make platforms in a crabitat? Should I use small nails or wood glue to put them together?
    Can I use apple tree branches? I use the trimmings from apple tree prunings (small branches) for my rabbit to chew on - would it be ok to use them in the crabitat for the crabs to climb on?
    Another site told me pine was bad for crabs - I hadn't heard that before.
     
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    Mommy2Crabs (Small Crab)

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    Pine and cedar act as natural insect repellents which are harmful to crabs because they are arthropods, same as insects.

    Not sure about apple tree. Someone else will know. :)

    Oh, and no metal (small nails) in the tanks. Rust could form.
     
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    mollydog Hi, I'm New Here!

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    What about other untreated woods - like birch, maple, oak? I guess aspen is in the pine family. I think I see insects on pine trees ocassionally but I won't take a chance on using it if it might hurt them. I do have a wooden ladder in their tank that was for a bird cage - that would be ok, right? Although I don't know what type of wood it is made of.
     
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