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Old 26-04-2011, 10:11 PM
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nothing can survive boiling water, simply boil the kettle or boil some pans a good few times and keeping pouring the water over it in the bath or outside till the whole thing is steaming and to the point where you can't touch it, then leave it to dry out for a few days, also hitting it with a high heat hair dryer is not going to hurt.

simple cheap and effective with no nasty chemicals.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:26 PM
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my friend bought a log for one of his boas from a local reptile shop, he poured boiling water over it and loads of ants came out, he said there are still laods inside it. is there any way of getting rid of them or is the wood usless?
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:38 PM
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I would treat that with chemicals.....
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:52 PM
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what would you recommend?
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:52 PM
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Is bleach not recommended then?

I got some rocks from outside the other day and let them soak in bleach water over night. I then rinsed them out and they are currently soaking in water now and I will keep doing so until they don't smell of bleach anymore.

Will this be okay?
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:56 PM
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i did think a little bit of bleach in a bath full of boiling water? i did the same as you with stones from the beach i used to make a hide. tiny bit of bleach in boling water and left them soak for a few hrs then thoroughly rinsed them in boiling water until odorless and then baked them in the oven at full wack for half hr!
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:58 PM
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all the contents of bleach are harmful and will have just a good of a chance of making the wood more harmful then treating the problem boiling water and drying is much safer and effective
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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F10 or Iodine.... Reptile safe chemicals. Don't know why the presumption is always bleach. To be fair I don't use bleach but i know people who do who have been keeping reps for years and had no probs. Not recommending it though.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:20 PM
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I'll make sure they are rinsed and soaked.

Plus, I don't get my beardie for another 2-3 weeks, so the stones should be okay by then?
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