Essential oils and Ts.....is it safe?

AHMR

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Just a quick question....
Can a T be in a room with a diffuser/humidifier that has had essential oils added to the water?
As I have diffusers/humidifiers that I usually run with my essential oils for scent/relaxation etc,but just thought of the fact that it could hurt my Ts(5.5-6" g.porteri and a 1" N. chromatus) by them breathin it in or the moisture in the air from the diffuser/humidifier penetrating their substrate or such.
I'd be sure to not use any that are known to be insecticide related.
So would it hurt them? Or should I just no longer run them?
Thanks.
 

Andrea82

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I wouldn't use them in the same room as my spiders are in. I have no proof or data to it being harmful,but i have no proof or data it iisn't either. I like to err on the safe side, rather than taking risks. But that is just me personally.
 

viper69

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Not worth the risk of potentially killing your T. They don't breathe this in the wild. Someone may say "it's fine I do it w/mine", but there's no guarantee they are the same oils, NOR are any long terms affects known.

You could be shortening the life span of your T by years or decades and never know it when it dies, just chalking it up to the "unexplained".
 
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AHMR

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Ok. T's are in my room,with the door closed and I'll be sure to never run the EOs in here.(only other room I do is across the house in the living room)
They(EOs) are not worth it for the risk of hurting my Ts.
Thanks!
 
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