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    Default Mopani or Grape??

    Hey all! I picked up this piece of wood a loooooong time ago, and don't even remember what kind it was, and I was inexperienced back then, and didn't even know the issues of having grapewood in a high humidity environment. The wood has been in my hermit crab tank for about 7-9 months now, which stays at around 75-85% humidity, buried halfway in moist playsand, and hasn't molded. I think it's safe to say that it is mopani as a result, but I want to be sure, so I have a couple of pics on it. I would really like to have it in the water feature of my almost completed AGTF vivarium as a better transition from water to land for the frogs. Enough rambling, here are the pics:





    And one more for a better color reference against slightly damp coco fiber in my crab tank:



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    Default Mopani or Grape??

    Looks like mopani to me!

    Grape is lighter and thinner

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    Grape wood is super light compared to its size. Mopani just feels dense and heavy. Before you put that into your vivarium I would recommend you boil it for 15 mins and then bake it in the over at 225 for about 2 hours. This will kill any nasties that may be on it. Wouldn't want to accidentally transfer something into your frog tank
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    Thanks, I thought that it had to be mopani too. And of course, Paul, I already did all that. I wouldn't want to risk injury to my precious frog
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    Excellent. I figured you had, but I got to state it for others who wonder in here and dont know

    It's a nice piece of wood.
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    There's a reason you were promoted to moderator Now I have another piece of wood to play around with in my tank!
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