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Old 05-31-2019, 10:17 AM
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Hi everyone, my local reptile store got in some cool looking driftwood, however they've labeled the prices on the driftwood using permanent marker. Is this going to be harmful to frogs? (I haven't bought any wood yet because I wanted to do this research first, I tried a search but didn't find anything relevant.) Is there a way to remove the marker safely?

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Old 05-31-2019, 01:43 PM
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If it's even a problem, it seems like you could sand it out. It might leave a light spot in the wood, but I am betting that will fade into the color of the rest of the wood over time or just attach a plant over that spot :-)

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If it's even a problem, it seems like you could sand it out. It might leave a light spot in the wood, but I am betting that will fade into the color of the rest of the wood over time or just attach a plant over that spot :-)

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That is a good point. I will take another look at the pieces, see if they fit what I need and then just sand the marker out.
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Is this going to be harmful to frogs?
It is common for reptile breeders to mark dates and such directly on reptile eggs with Sharpies; I do it to mark 'this side up' on gecko eggs.

I wouldn't suspect any health risk from putting such wood in a frog viv.
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Hit the area with some isopropanol. I’d guess the ink might dissipate quite a bit.
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No it won't hurt the frogs.

Frogs while delicate are not THAT delicate.
It's better to er on the side of safety, but you needn't worry about a bit of marker.
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