Pinworms!

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Pinworms!

Postby funmom » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:25 pm

Can i bake my beardie logs in the oven and kill anything on them or do I need to pitch them? Vet said pitch them but I didnt ask her about baking them. If so, how long and what temp?
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby Drache613 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:12 pm

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Re: Pinworms!

Postby Drache613 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:15 pm

Hello,

Yes, you can most definitely bake your beardie's logs in the oven. Try baking them at 250
for about 30 minutes or so. That should kill pinworms.
Did you change out any substrate remaining in the tank, also?

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Re: Pinworms!

Postby funmom » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:46 am

We are changing everything and moving her to a new enclosure which will be tile. I'm going to disinfect her other items that are washable with a disinfectant like F10. Just concerned with logs.
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby lordcrim » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:58 pm

I plan to bake my beardie's logs as well. Can we get an update? Did the 250 degrees work well for your logs? Did you place them in for 30 minutes? Also how is your little one doing?
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:28 am

I sanitize the wood in my tank this way too and it works well. The heat will kill off the pinworms.
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby funmom » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:04 am

I baked the log as suggested but mine is driftwood and it seems to have dried it out so now my beardie has been getting pieces off of it. Maybe it’s just old lol. He is doing much better. I can tell he feels better now that his worms are gone and he is adjusting well to his new enclosure.
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:56 pm

I'm glad he's feeling better. If the wood has splintered you might want to sand it down so it's smooth again. I use driftwood too and it has held up for a long time but I suppose it depends on what kind of wood it is to begin with.
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby EllenD » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:46 pm

I also bake both my wood and my rocks/ceramic decor at 250 degrees for 30-45 minutes to disinfect (we had a pinworm issue about 3 months ago), and I've never had an issue with driftwood, Mopani, or Grape Vine either, so yeah, if it's splintering I'd just get some heavy grit sandpaper and give it a sanding.
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby funmom » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:52 am

Ok I sure will. I didnt know i could do that so sounds like a good chore for my son lol.
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Re: Pinworms!

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Hello,

How did the wood turn out, were you able to get it sanded down some to help with the
splintering & or cracking?

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Re: Pinworms!

Postby funmom » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:47 am

I have not tried to sand it down yet. I’m a little slow lol
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