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Discussion in 'HCRU Crabitat's - Biography's Of Our Crabitats' started by HermitPaws, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. kiva

    kiva "Never Molted"

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    What about driftwood found at a local river? I have some that I was planning on using after I boil the snot out of it.
     
  2. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    I would only use drift wood as long as its NOT on the UNSAFE WOOD LIST
    like Oak drift wood is ok
    Pine on the other hand Would not be ok.

    If you do find some drift wood that work Boil it in salt water to kill all the mold spores and bugs in it
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    I found some driftwood at the beach and just decided to leave it be, since I didn't know what kind of wood it was or if it was safe.
     
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    kiva "Never Molted"

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    One of the pieces is, according to hubby, poplar. It's not on either list. I do have some Mopani in my fishtanks but don't really want to remove it from my tanks.
     
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    Yadokari (Small Crab)

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    You can probably do some minor research on that type. If it's harmful to insects, it'll be harmful to your crabs as well.
     
  6. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    I would think that river wood wood be ok( i use logs from a local stream)
    Just as long as its not made from any thing on the no wood list!!!
     
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    kiva "Never Molted"

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    From what little I've found so far, poplar is supposed is a hardwood and is a member of the magnolia (whis is not on either list )family. It's bark and leaves have "pharmacutical qualities".
     
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