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PostSubject: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 6:27 pm

I've had a 10 gallon tank in the oven on about 150F for about 10 hours now, The surface is dry and most of the tank is only 2-3" thick of sand, where as the burrow section is about 4-5. How do I tell when it's done? What's considered safe?

Oh and I have a Haddy, LQ, and a AA, all on soft sand at the moment. Which needs the burrow most?
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 6:37 pm

The Hadrurus is an obligate burrower, so I'd give it to the haddy. I'd say as long as the majority of it is dry you should be good to go. If he starts a burrow and it gets too moist for him he'll move somewhere else. Just make sure you let it cool down until it's not warm to the touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 6:55 pm

So, I'm gathering that so long as it's mostly dry he will be okay. If it's too wet he'll let me know?
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 7:32 pm

More than likely. The rest will dry out over the next week or so. The moisture shouldn't hurt your scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 7:37 pm

dude ive been wondering the same thing Lq.
been drying a tank for almost a freaking month now and theres and inch of moist looking sand at the bottom.grrrrrrrr.

in the wild they dig deeper to find the more moist humid parts when they need it and move up in the burrow when they want drier conditions.thats how the burrow dwellers do it.but in the wild they have almost infinite burrowing space so it worries me in a tank.mycosis is foreign to me and i dont want to witness it.i hope we both get that answered.

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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 7:57 pm

Good to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 8:08 pm

I have grill marks on the plastic bessel of my tank. It's a cheapo 10 gal so it's cool lmfao
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 8:13 pm

i have a plastic tank too,you can put that crap in the oven?!?!?!?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 8:16 pm

The plastic frame of the glass tank fool! Don't bake kritter keepers!
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 8:30 pm

hahaha ohhh the frame.its not a critter keeper.its that weird shaped one for my devils.
i was like this dude put plastic in the oven?!?!?!?! wtf!?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 8:51 pm

Freals. I dig that weird shaped one. As long as the corners are the only spots that are moist you should be fine to introduce them.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:10 pm

nah.its like the moistness evaporates up through the sand when i have the heat lamp on it at night and then out in the sun during the day and when i dont supplement it with heat some of the moistness sits and eventually goes back to the bottom.i dont see as much condensation on the sides in the sub anymore.it all just looks darker than the bone dry top layer.
how do you know when its good to go?when all the sand colors match the dry color of the top???
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:12 pm

Wait until there isn't any condensation showing on the sides, or until the sand is a uniform color.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:15 pm

dude three and a half weeks wtf?!?!?!?! what do i have to do?!?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:16 pm

Pee on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:19 pm

hey hey hey thats for sanitizing remember.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:24 pm

Right I forgot. Sanitizing emperor tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:26 pm

yessir.ill pass gas on this one and wait and wait and wait..grrrrrrr.
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PostSubject: Re: Drying a tank   10/4/2011, 9:27 pm

Yep. Blue dart is the way to do it.
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