Types of wood

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Types of wood

Post by CrabbyChelle628 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:53 am

What types of wood are ok for crabs to have it their crabitats? I am looking for something that won’t rot easily. Like around here we have oak, poplar, cottonwood,birch,maple, apple and others. What I want to do is get a few branches, build a climbing piece, add a larger section where I can hollow out spots to put eggshells.


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Re: Types of wood

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:00 pm

The woods you listed are safe, but if you want something rot-resistant you’ll want a hardwood such oak or maple. You can also soak the wood in saltwater to discourage mold.

You may check the safe list for more wood ideas.


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Re: Types of wood

Post by Xenocrab » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:22 pm

Rot happens. I treat crabitat items with dechlorinated salt water to prevent mold and rot. It's not a fail safe, but we haven't had any mold or rot for years. It works for us in our crabitats.

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