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pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby dooshie » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:00 pm

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scarlett made poopy on her log and she never poops on there. do i rinse it off with boiling water, or should i rinse it with boiling water and bake it again? this log has been baked before twice.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby jscott » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:19 pm

i washed mine with anti-bacterial soap and hot water, scrubbing it with a rough sponge. i thoroughly rinsed it several times before setting it out in the sun to dry. after about 30minutes it had no trace of poop, soap or moisture.

a tiny bit of the bark came off, perhaps a teaspoon worth of pieces. over all it worked pretty well i think.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby maxattack » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:34 pm

You know, I've always heard that sun has antibacterial properties. I wonder if there is any research that tells you how long to leave a poopy log in the sun to kill off the bacteria?
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby EclpsPrinc » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:48 pm

You can also simply scrub with really hot water, then place in oven @ 300 degrees for about 15-20 mins. That will kill any bacteria. I generally do this weekly whether they've pooped on it or not.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby fresnowitte » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:51 pm

I use the same method as EclpsPrinc.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby nesta's mommy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:00 pm

quick question: i have a few rzilla products (nesta's climbing stand as well as her basking spot) i was wondering if i can even bake those...... won't the paint come off?
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby fresnowitte » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:09 pm

nesta's mommy wrote:quick question: i have a few rzilla products (nesta's climbing stand as well as her basking spot) i was wondering if i can even bake those...... won't the paint come off?

I have a fake log and the corner hide and I just boil them so far none of the paint has come off.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby nesta's mommy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:10 pm

but have you baked them at all?

and how long do you boil for?
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby fresnowitte » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:18 pm

nesta's mommy wrote:but have you baked them at all?

and how long do you boil for?

I have a x-large porcelin stock pot that I boil most of my beardie furniture, dishes, rocks or tiles in for about 10 minutes at full boil.
I only bake the pieces that are to large for the stock pot. If it is the products that feel like a baked clay like some of the beardie dishes I think they would become brittle if baked probably better to boil. :)
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby nesta's mommy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:30 pm

i'm gonna try to find the website and see if i can show you exactly which ones they are... only because they are fairly larger pieces.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby fresnowitte » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:34 pm

Okay that would probably help. :)
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby nesta's mommy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:37 pm

these are two of them and the other one (which i just so happen to not be able to find on the internet) is able to fit in a pot so i can boil it!


basking platform large:
http://www.zilla-rules.com/products/dco ... -ramps.htm

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2752585
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby fresnowitte » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:52 pm

nesta's mommy wrote:these are two of them and the other one (which i just so happen to not be able to find on the internet) is able to fit in a pot so i can boil it!


http://www.zilla-rules.com/products/dco ... -ramps.htm
This one I think you can bake but I'd still not want to do it to often as it may become brittle after several times. I would put it in the tub or sink and pour boiling water over it just to be safe.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2752585
Stone cave ornament constructed of durable poly-resin is safe for all freshwater & saltwater aquariums, terrariums & reptile.

This one I would not bake because it is made of poly-resin I don't think it can take the heat of 300* for 15-20 minutes. I would put it in the sink and pour boiling water over it.
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby nesta's mommy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:27 am

fresnowitte wrote:
nesta's mommy wrote:these are two of them and the other one (which i just so happen to not be able to find on the internet) is able to fit in a pot so i can boil it!


http://www.zilla-rules.com/products/dco ... -ramps.htm
This one I think you can bake but I'd still not want to do it to often as it may become brittle after several times. I would put it in the tub or sink and pour boiling water over it just to be safe.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2752585
Stone cave ornament constructed of durable poly-resin is safe for all freshwater & saltwater aquariums, terrariums & reptile.

This one I would not bake because it is made of poly-resin I don't think it can take the heat of 300* for 15-20 minutes. I would put it in the sink and pour boiling water over it.



Barbara,

thank you so much for your help. i do plan on putting them in the tub and pouring boiling water over it, but will that be enough to disinfect fully?
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Re: pooped on log, what do i do?

Postby fresnowitte » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:52 am

nesta's mommy wrote: but will that be enough to disinfect fully?


It should be sufficent. This is what I've done with pieces of wood that are to big to put into my stock pot to boil or into the oven. With some of the large items if you do have a large pot you could boil one end then flip it around and emerge the other end. Make sure you have a sturdy pair of tongs to do this with.
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