Now i'm not trying to start an argument or have you take this is an attack but by saying you won't reveal the name of the wood to protect it from poaching doesn't really make sense because you sell it. If you really cared about the wood becoming poached or harvested by people you should support it to the fullest and not sell it either.To clarify a few "myths" found elsewhere on the web as well as this forum, Ghost wood IS NOT oak. It also IS NOT the same as other types of wood commonly sold in the pet trade. We have been selling ghost wood for about 10 years and chose this wood for our unique line of quality vivarium products due to its unique qualities and beautiful appearance. We only know of one distributor of this wood who will not divulge its true species name. I have seen this wood in nature and it grows as a shrub in certain western states and I also will not divulge the genus or species to protect it from illegal poaching. Its limited range as well as collecting permit regulations dictate the cost of this unusual wood. It is then processed by sandblasting which adds additional costs (as well as health risks to the handlers). Along with its beautiful appearance, Ghost wood possesses natural properties which allow it to hold up very well under wet conditions which makes it so highly desireable among dart frog enthusiasts. While I will agree that it is a little pricy, it is worth every penny invested.