Safe and Unsafe Wood
Written by Julia Crab (Kerie Campbell) Wednesday, 28 September 2005
Here follows a list of woods that can be used safely in a hermit crab environment. These are non-toxic woods that won’t hurt them if eaten. This list, as all the others, is not in any way complete, and will be expanded as new information is received.
Cholla or Choya wood
Cypress (swamp variety, taxodium species) **not a suitable substrate!
Evergreen of any kind (pine, cedar, redwood, etc.)
Walnut (added 2/2018 after consulting with invertebrate veterinarians)
As an alternative to the pine half logs you see for sale for reptiles, Petco is now selling fake (as in non wood!) pine half logs. Joy!