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Does it matter what kind of leaves I use for isopods and roaches? Do different roaches need different leaves? I know to avoid cedar and pine.

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Oak is considered the best, but maple, beech, and a few others are supposed to be almost as good. I always just throw a mix of hardwood leaves in my enclosures and the roaches can pick out what they like. Oak always seems to disappear the fastest though.

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I don't even know what types of leaves I use, not oak or maple, that's for sure. Really any hardwood leaves seem to work, for me at least. :)

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Cool! Thanks guys! I have 2 huge norway maples out in front of my house! Thats convinient. lol

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Is eucalyptus ok? We have lots of it in SoCal

I'd say no, many Eucalyptus trees are poisonous, so I would stay away from them.

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I don't know where this whole "Oak is the best" idea came from. There is only one oak tree within 50 miles of me, and I tried using the leaves from it in my roach colonies. The roaches preferred the ash leaves from my yard. It doesn't make that much of a difference IME though.

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