Gold vine nano

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Gold vine nano

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I have purchased a nice bit of gold vine nano driftwood. Can anyone tell me if this is safe for hermit crabs? I have two bits of mopani driftwood which they love climbing on and as gold vine is also a type of driftwood I thought it should be ok but just wanted to check. It's available in aquarium shops and reptile stores. Any thoughts would be much appreciated
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Re: Gold vine nano

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I'm not sure what that is - what is "gold vine"? What family is it in (plant-wise)?
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Re: Gold vine nano

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I also had a piece of gold vine driftwood. Emmac, it is a very smooth driftwood with a gnarled core before it branches out into often very thin sticks. It is of a golden colour, and quite common in Australia. Personally StarJohn, my crabs did not like it very much due to the smooth surface, however I do usually go by the rule that most substance safe for fish are safe for hermits. I don't think that they would ingest too much of it, and if you have given it a good soaking in decolorisation water it should be fine to use.
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I'm not sure which family it is Emmac350. All the tag on it said was that it was very low in tannin and suitable for fish and small animals. I will attempt to include a picture. It's the twisty branches at the back left of tank. Thanks for the feedback Ginger. i gave it a good soak in declorinated water then sun dried it. I have put it in and one crab has already had a good climbing session on it so will see how it goes. Thanks for the help! :)
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Glad to be of help (even though the advice was a bit wobbly!) you've got a nice little tank there!
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Thanks Ginger!! It's been a steep learning curve becoming an interior hermit crab decorator! Ha ha! Just hope my crabs (Star and John) appreciate it :)
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You are welcome! I know what you mean by the interior decorator learning curve - my 10 gallon/40 litre started of with a few plastic pots as hideys, a bit of hessian as a rope, some $2 plastic plants from the store and some boiled rocks that I dug out of the ground. Now, my tank is full of goodies! I'm sure they would appreciate it - it's certainly a few hundred steps up from the petstore!
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I know what you mean Ginger! I too started with some garden rocks and some ugly plastic bowls. Even though the crabs were a present for my four-year-old it soon became my new project. I researched like a mad woman and kept buying new and improved pieces for the tank! Keeping these little crabs happy is quite addictive! :)
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The above post is spam, copied word for word from a hermit crab care sheet.
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Thank you apps, I have deleted the post
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