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Old 11-06-2007, 07:19 PM
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im getting a new water dragon and i got wood from out side but i know you could do somthin to kill bugs on it how long do i put it in the over? coz its big
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:36 PM
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if its massive you may have to cut it into smaller bits unfortunantly. Other than that you can strip all the bark of it, sand it down a bit and then put it in the freezer. Failin that try a hairdryer
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get a bucket and fill it with boiling water either from the kettle or a big sauce pan and put the wood in it thats what I always do with bits too big for the oven
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sos my bad thought you said how do i put it in the oven, lol. Just put it in a leave it for a bout 10 mins or so. It always good to freeze it aswell if ya can.
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otherwise, soak it in the bath in a 10% bleach solution. for 12 hours. Leave to dry for 24 hours, then soak in clear water for 12. Hose down, and allow to dry.

Thats the easiest way with really large bits.

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what temp in the oven i got a fan oven
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100c for 30minutes so I was told
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Hey, the guy in the shop where I got some real wood from said that he spend ages preparing the bits of wood. We asked him what he did because we were thinking of collecting our own wood and he told us that he left them in his garage for a month to dry..then boiled them..then disinfected them..then sprayed them with all sorts of different bug sprays..left them in his garage again for another few weeks and then disinfected and boiled them again...then left it for another week until it was totally dry

I don't know if this is overkill or not coz he said it took him nearly 2 months. but I'd probably do the same if I got my own wood..
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he could have just been sayin that in the hopes it would put you off and you'd continue to buy his wood. 2 months seems like a long time, but each to their own i suppose.
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All i done was boiled the kettle put bleach in. Went over the wood about 3 times, cleaned it all off with water let it dry overnight and bonged it in the tank. I think that bloke who left his wood for like 2 months is a bit doolaly. If you ask belial you can do it in under 2 days. It's so much more cheaper than buying it from shops. Go to local country park find some really nice bits of wood take them home. Igf you've got a 5 foot viv and you wantto get some really nice bog wood for your beardies etc it will cost you around 40 quid. Gte some stuff from country park it's free (if you don't get caught lol)
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