You have to seal plywood!

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You have to seal plywood!

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Wait you have to seal plywood! Me and my dad built a cage with plywood (which took forever) and we only sealed the cracks and stuff like that.
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Re: You have to seal plywood!

Postby claudiusx » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Ideally.
But I've seen a few breeders who don't either.

I've not seen any scientific proof, but the theory is that the adhesives holding the sheets together could potentially off gas, especially in a heated environment.
And also that pine is toxic to dragons (in what dose/ duration who knows) and since plywood is typically made from pine sheets, it makes sense to seal.

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Re: You have to seal plywood!

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Sealing it can also help provide protection against moisture and extend the life of the enclosure.
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Re: You have to seal plywood!

Postby Aaradimian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 am

Another possible benefit is inhibition of mold and fungal growth over time.
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