Quick Question about Pine wood

TheDon

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I have a piece of Pine Wood in my Suntigers cage. It is from a surveying spike. I was just wondering if pine was poisonous to tarantulas? I read before that Cedar is very bad but nothing about Pine... But I just read a caresheet that said dont use pine shavings. I dont have shavings in the cage just the piece of wood.

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Steve Nunn

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Hi Don,
Get rid of it asap, all conifers = BAD!!!!

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kellygirl

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Ok, I've heard that pine is bad for tarantulas but I've never heard why. Anyone care to enlighten me? Does anyone have a list of what is "bad" for tarantulas?

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pine resin is a strong antiseptic, its used in medicine. Its poisonous and also sensory overloading for the spider (pine wood is very aromatic and spiders smell is very delicate). as far as I know, from all conifers, pine is least attacked by woodworms, so it probably has insecticide qualities too.
 

TheDon

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damn but she has a huge web built onto it... and i can just imagine what she is gonna do to my hand when I try and take it... are u sure it is really bad?
 
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Steve Nunn

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Yes, I'm certain it's bad, your spider could die from having that piece of wood in there, NO CONIFERS!!!!! Many bad oils for arthropods in all conifers, natural pesticides......

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TheDon

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ok so I should just break the web then? and that wont make her upset?
 

dennis

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I think you'd rather have an upset T, then a dead one ...
 

Steve Nunn

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Originally posted by TheDon
ok so I should just break the web then? and that wont make her upset?
Not as upset as death ;) Yup, just break the web and chase her on out of there.
 

TheDon

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Ok I changed it... I put a piece of drift wood in for her. Hopefully she will be ok =( I would be sad if she died
 
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