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    Question Homemade wooden lay/humid hide box?


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    Hey folks,

    I was thinking about a little woodwork project for myself and figured making a laybox might be a good one. I have simple plastic ones at the moment but intuitively, I would think that wood might hold humidity more efficiently. But above all else I have some safety concerns for my leos.

    So a quick idea of what this would look like: Internally 6"L x 4"W x 3"H, 3" x 2" entrance on the front, probably a hinge operable top. I haven't decided on the wood yet but it would be untreated, no stain or finish applied, no wood glue used.

    What are your thoughts on something like this? Are there any other safety concerns I'm not thinking of here? Have any of you done something of the sort?

    Many thanks in advance!

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    I think it is a great idea! make sure there are no splinters because geckos can get hurt and infected badly. right now I have a yogurt container as my humid hide and it sticks out like a sore thumb, I have been wanting to make a better one, and I will "experiment" and see which one holds humidity better. one thing to keep in mind is wood can rot when kept warm and wet so be carefull, also cedar and pine fumes can be very poisonous to leos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    I think it is a great idea! make sure there are no splinters because geckos can get hurt and infected badly. right now I have a yogurt container as my humid hide and it sticks out like a sore thumb, I have been wanting to make a better one, and I will "experiment" and see which one holds humidity better. one thing to keep in mind is wood can rot when kept warm and wet so be carefull, also cedar and pine fumes can be very poisonous to leos
    Thanks for the heads up on the fumes, I had no clue! Very critical considering most department stores do use pine and cedar as a soft wood option
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