Rocks and driftwood cleaning

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    Kennyhawk24 New Member

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    hi everyone, was wondering how to clean rocks and driftwood. I see them sold in the pet store but feel like they’d still need to be cleaned thoroughly before being put in blue tongue enclosure.

    Any help would be appreciated thanks
     
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    I would give it a scrub with some warm soapy water, rinse then spray with f10 and leave to dry. If you don’t have f10 you could give it a soak in a bleach solution
     
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    Yep, you have a few options. I used to soak for a day or two and then optionally chuck in the oven at about 110*C for 30 - 60 minutes or so.

    If you had other concerns about creepy crawlies then I guess you could just chuck it in a garbage bag (if it fits), tie it up and leave in the sun for the day. That'll roast anything too, especially in summer.

    These days though, if it looks good I tend to just chuck it in. I only really exercise heavy caution with the wood if it has come from swampland or areas with termites (not that I would be unlucky enough to bring a queen home, but still).
     
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    Rocks I just hose down and branches I put in a black plastic bag for a couple of days. No need for scrubbing and baking
     
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