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Dead cottonwood preparation

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Today I went down near the Rio Grande and picked up some dead cottonwood pieces. I boiled them and then baked them at 300 degrees for an hour. I put them in with my Domino roaches and hissers and A. tesselata. My question is: After this extensive heat treatment, is the wood still beneficial for the roaches? Or is it now just a pretty decoration :huh: ?

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If cooking food removed its nutritional value I'd be a lot skinnier.

Cooking food greatly reduces its nutritional value, to be fair. Many veggies require cooking for our stomachs to even digest it properly (see: broccoli). But you're getting very little out of it. That's why you need to consume so many calories. The energy in the trophic levels of most of our diet is minute compared to raw.

With that said, I don't know anything about this wood or those roaches :unsure:

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