- Nov 5, 2005
Hello, I'm getting a couple of AGBs this week, I know they need oak leaves & rotting wood for calcium/nutrients, my question is has anyone ever tried using oak sawdust or chips in place of one or both of these things? I work in a wood shop and throw out tons of oak everyday, from dust to cutoffs. Could the millis get their oak fix from sawdust or chips mixed with the substrate? Or in their food? Would/can they eat it in this form, or is it necessary for it to be softened up by the rotting process? If anyone has any input or experience to relate, I'd sure appreciate it. I can probably get some oak leaves from a nursery around here, but this would be a lot easier if it'll work. Thanks very much.