Re: Questions about foam models as safe vivarium decorations
I kind of didn't make sense in the OP: I knew that there was some contention over the long-term safety of polystyrene products from a previous thread I'd made.
I'm really more wondering, will sealing all surfaces make an EPS foam structure completely safe? (Providing the sealant is safe, of course.)
I'm probably not going to build a paludarium (I don't have dart frogs or turtles), I just wanted to be absolutely sure in case I did build one.
I was concerned, though, about what you said regarding heating EPS foam. Will using a soldering iron-like tool or hot wire products change the properties of the EPS foam in a way that renders that EPS foam structure un-sealable? I am perhaps misunderstanding what you are saying here. If you don't mind, could you clarify that bit?
Thanks again for the information.