Spruce and Pine

Anne-Lise

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I have a very technical question.

We say that conifer in general are bad for chins because of the *blank* (carbolic acid?) they contain. However, when we talk about PINE, if kiln dry, this *blank* that I can't quite remember the name, completely dries off and the wood is now safe for chins.
Why isn't that the same for spruce or any conifer if it is kiln dry?
 

Anne-Lise

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It would be veerryyyy nice to have some advice on that. Or at least some cues that we can dig to find an answer.
 

gfrazier90

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I know this is an old post, but was wondering if anyone else had any info on it now. All I have found online was on a Degu site that the bark and needles of spruce/fir were toxic, but the dried wood was OK. Common sense would lead me to believe the Kiln drying would make it just as safe as KD pine, but I'd just like to find some more conclusive information before I put it in my chins cages.
 
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