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    i visited my mom today and for some reason she let me take some cuttings from one of her walking sticks (a kindof of bush like thing).

    theyre currently baking to dry them out and make bark removal easier. from what i can deduce its a very hardwood plant, and has very little sap/resin.

    my question is whether or not it is aquarium safe? if it is i cant wait to put it in because the screwiness of it is stunning.

    if not i guess it will go in the anole tank im setting up.

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    Is "walking stick plant" Harry Lauder's Walking Stick? If so, it's a type of hazel and while I can't speak for that one in particular I have seen some tanks with hazel wood used for the driftwood. It's not a true hardwood, but shouldn't decompose as quickly as a softwood. I'd give it a test soak with some snails thrown in to see how it takes to water/if it leeches anything toxic.
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    indeed it is! sounds like a good idea to me. would a week with snails be long enough to decide whether or not its toxic?

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    There is hard hardwood and soft hardwood, either one is ok for a tank, the soft hardwoods are best used when you got quite a few dwarf plecos to keep the debris down over time, without em itll accumulate in various areas of the tank.

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    A week with snails should give you a fair idea whether it's toxic or not, but the longer the better.

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    sounds like a plan, thanks for the quick response brandon

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    As long as your not useing maple, pine, or something like that it should be fine.

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