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Hi am looking to setup a vivarium for the first time. The people at my local pet shop say that they like to use dragonwood in the vivariums. They told me it resists molds and handles the water really well... but I can't find any information to verify that. Google returns almost nothing on it.

Anyone have any experience with this type of wood?
 

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I think dragon wood is actually Lyonia ferruginea

I was unable to locate anything that indicated how it would perform in contact with the moist conditions found in a terrarium.
 

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The fact that it's Ericaceae leads me to believe the wood would hold up well. However, the wood from some members of the family contains toxins. But, to be fair, manzanita (Arctostaphylos) is one of them, and people seem to have no problems with it.
 

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Thank you. I researched it again using the proper naming, and I didn't find much either. I was going to GS it into the background, so I will probably end up using something more tried and tested, probably Malaysian Driftwood.

I may add a few pieces of the dragon wood (not GS'ed into the background) to see how it turns out.
 
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