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Old 30-07-2009, 04:23 PM
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i have just been out to the woods and got some branches for my bearded. I am going to remove the bark but can i use something different than reptile disinfectant???? or is there a different way to clean the branches??

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Old 30-07-2009, 04:59 PM
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Clean with warm water then dry them out in oven
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Old 30-07-2009, 08:57 PM
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yep as above, i cleaned mine with a mild bleach mix then baked in oven on low temp.
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Pour boiling water over them, have read of people using a blow torch
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We strip the bark, soak in boiling hot water and bleach solution, rinse off then leave to bake in the sun (branches are to big to fit in our oven) For the bearded dragons.

For the snake were getting we were told to leave the bark on though.
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We strip the bark, soak in boiling hot water and bleach solution, rinse off then leave to bake in the sun (branches are to big to fit in our oven) For the bearded dragons.

For the snake were getting we were told to leave the bark on though.
just wondering why you have to leave the bark on & for what snakes, just cos i always strip the bark off for my snakes
i do the same as above with the bleach & boiling water then let it try in the sun, another thing i use other than bleach is milton, i use abit more water than they state & i rinse with water instead of just leaving it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:19 PM
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try to get green wood.
Strip the bark off to remove most of the critters and any pollution. Scrub them and wash well with a hose pipe. Then leave them for a while to let the wood dry out properly. It takes a couple of weeks+ for the sap to dry out IME.

You can put them in the microwave, bleach them, cook them, pour boiling water over them freeze them. It'll make them a bit cleaner and a bit more sterile bit it's probably unnecessary. I just start using them and haven't had a problem.
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just wondering why you have to leave the bark on & for what snakes, just cos i always strip the bark off for my snakes
i do the same as above with the bleach & boiling water then let it try in the sun, another thing i use other than bleach is milton, i use abit more water than they state & i rinse with water instead of just leaving it.

Just told it wasn't neccessary too.
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baking in the oven is usually really good (if it fits!) it kills everything. snakes need arough thing to wrap around for shedding
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