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    ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    Very important news flash for those of you that may not know.

    CONIFER (PINE) BARK IS TOXIC TO TARANTULAS AND IT APPEARS TO BE TOXIC TO SCOLOPENDRA TOO!!!

    http://www.tarantulas.us/forums/showthread.php?t=12848

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    thanks man

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    You already knew this Brian. LOL At least I bet you did. I had to learn the hard way and lose two animals. Trying to spare others the same fate.

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    You know, Mike, you've inspired me to start a new forum for, like, care, tips, advice and faqs... stuff like that. I'll get working on it today/tomorrow... Thanks for passing the info on to us. It's something everyone who keeps inverts should know and it's not something readily available in any forum.

    Also, to add this in, cedar is a natural insecticide, too...

    The only reason I know about the wood thing is back in the day I had a hamster and I read you're not supposed to put them on pine or cedar chips and so I researched about it and was brought to general info about many plants that can be harmful to many different animals. Some harmful plants, like poison oak or poison ivy, are not ones I'd imagine any of us would every willingly use in our enclosures (as these plants are harmful to US, too) but others like pine may be quite common, especially considering how common pine is in the rocky mountain region. It was just information I learned and retained way before I even new this exotic pet hobby existed. I guess I took for granted that every one else would know it, too.

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    And to add, here is an interesting topic over on AB on Toxicity in Materials we may use around our inverts.

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    Quote Originally Posted by greaser
    You already knew this Brian.
    haha, yeah

    it's not hard to learn somethin new everyday when you are forgetful

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    I think cedar is a type of conifer so it's best to play it safe and say all conifers are toxic. That link you gave was great Bell, I didn't know that either.

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    Re: ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALERT

    Haha, well, I learned something new. I've always thought cedar was a leafy tree like an elm or something.

    How are all the bugs you re-housed? They all seem normal? No more deaths?

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