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Aspen Leaves?

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I just learned that aspen is a hardwood, which is good because I've got it growing around me. Are aspen leaves safe to use for roaches? Is there anything I should be wary of? Thanks!

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I just learned that aspen is a hardwood, which is good because I've got it growing around me. Are aspen leaves safe to use for roaches? Is there anything I should be wary of? Thanks!

I believe aspen leaves and aspen wood are good for millipedes and beetles that require rotten wood and leaf litter, so it should be fine for your roaches! :)

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I believe aspen leaves and aspen wood are good for millipedes and beetles that require rotten wood and leaf litter, so it should be fine for your roaches! :)

Wonderful! Thanks, as usual.

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Wonderful! Thanks, as usual.

No problem, hope they work well for you! :)

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Aspen is one of the safest, least toxic woods around! That's why people recommend using aspen shavings instead of pine for sensitive animals that need a loose substrate. It can even be used in aquatic setups.

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My roaches eat the aspen as much as the oak, and I have some species in finely shaved aspen bedding with no issues.

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