How do you clean webbed up corkbark?

Julia455

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Like title says, I have a small piece of corkbark that I'll be using for other enclosures but it's a bit webbed. Do I need to clean it for the next tarantula and if I have to, how do I go about it?
 

jrh3

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I always clean then in the sink with running hot water. This normally gets the webbing off. My sink has a sprayer on it so it washes it good.
 

Rigor Mortis

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I'd maybe wear gloves to clean it, just in case there are urticating hairs on it. Unless the spider who webbed it up was an OW of course.
 

Colorado Ts

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HOT Water is what I've found to make cleaning old webbing, from enclosures and decorations, to be most effective.
 

cold blood

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Yeah, i just pick or wipe it off....i tend to aviod water on any wood i want to use right away....as grym said, its not like it needs to be spotless...bits of web are pretty inconsequential.
 

CommanderBacon

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I personally just wash it off with water and a scrub brush. Sometimes I'll dip it in boiling water for like 30 seconds if there were mites or something in the enclosure. Then I let it air dry.
 

draconisj4

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I wear disposable gloves and use hot running water and scrub with an old toothbrush. If there's any moss glued to it I remove that first but leave any fake leaves on it and just scrub them also.
 
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