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jmziesk
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PostSubject: using stuff found in nature   7/30/2011, 7:09 pm

im setting up a new home for my forest scorps and i was woundering if anything needs to be done to stuff i find outside to use. my main concern is bark. i have a couple pieces i would like to use as hides and partially burry. does it need to be treated to keep from rotting? btw, before putting anything in there (including rocks) i microwave them for 30 secs.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   7/30/2011, 7:57 pm

I usually soak wood in the bath tub in the hottest water you're faucet can make for about 10 minutes and then bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350* F.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   7/30/2011, 8:56 pm

Same, but I just soak thoroughly then into the oven for the same 350. The water boils inside and kills things faster and more thoroughly.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   7/30/2011, 9:07 pm

sweet, ill give that a try. i just pulled out some pieces from a trial run and they had the white fuzzies. i know its not bad for my scorps but if the fuzz is there in 3 days, whats it gonna be like in 3 months? babies are off the back so i need to solve this ASAP! the pieces are from a maple tree i believe. i guess pine is the only "dangerous" wood but can i stop the mold?
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   7/30/2011, 9:12 pm

Most of the time wood will either mold until the humidity settles and stop, or it'll just mold forever. Some woods are more resistant than others. It'll just be trial and error.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   7/30/2011, 11:09 pm

I just throw things in the freezer for 24 hours. I've got a nice piece of bark in my emp tank that has been there for about two months and everything is fine.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   7/31/2011, 2:05 am

^all of these
i do a lot of all of the
first, i hose it down outside
next i boil it
next i cool it down
then i was it in the bath, with water
then it looks fine
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/1/2011, 11:48 pm

i urinate on mine after i do all of the above.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/1/2011, 11:49 pm

I generally try to avoid urine. It's too acidic for desert scorps. Good for trops though.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 12:01 am

heh heh heh.good point ill keep the urine out of the formula unless Rkelly comes over.
maaan i need to go nature walking for some good decor for that t ive been wanting.
nature is awesome
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 12:10 am

Yeah man. I just bought my LQ from this dude here locally. Check out his enclosures.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 12:12 am

hmmm send me a link?
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 12:13 am

Click on the word enclosures in the previous post.
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 12:34 am

wow dude amazing.my T viv will definately be on another level after seeing those.
thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 3:17 am

ok so i peed in my terrarium, does that mean everything is good now Very Happy Very Happy ?
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 9:45 am

You're GOLDEN!
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/2/2011, 9:57 am

*shower
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PostSubject: Re: using stuff found in nature   8/4/2011, 3:52 am

Laughup Laughup
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