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Old 09-12-02, 03:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't use it. Fir is a softwood, and the oils in all softwoods are mild to severely toxic (depending on the wood). Health reasons aside, it's kinda of expensive (as most pet store products are). If you were deadset on a natural substrate I would suggest going for something like cypress mulch that you can purchase at a garden supply store. With any natural substrate comes those annoying little wood mites. They are harmless but if you wish to avoid them you can sterilize it in the oven
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