Roach question

Bulldog08

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I have a quick question about some roaches. I'm getting some peppered roaches and want to add some rotten wood to their enclosure. Before I go out to my local woods and grab some and put it in the cage do I need to sterilize it? I don’t want to introduce any thing harmful to them; insects, mold, etc. Let me know what you guys do.
 

HepCatMoe

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i would defiantely sterilize anything you bring in from outside.

in order to sterilize anything (that doesnt melt) i just cook it in the oven.
 

Kagekumo

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Yes sterilize what you plan to introduce and make sure to stay away from anything that has a cedar smell to it. The natural oils in cedar is an insecticide.
 

Acro

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Dont you have them already? lol

Hey buddy,

Cook the wood at 400 to 450 in the oven. Keep it slightly moist and let it cook for about 45 min. I used to have to cook wood for some beetles I was breeding.

Talk to you later.
 
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Cheshire

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Hey buddy,

Cook the wood at 400 to 450 in the oven. Keep it slightly moist and let it cook for about 45 min. I used to have to cook wood for some beetles I was breeding.

Talk to you later.
Exactly what I do. Sunday nights...Family guy.
 

Acro

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yep, dead wood or dead and rotted wood. Just bake. But dont add cheese.
 

Drachenjager

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to sterilize your wood you must nuke it , dead or rotten wood you must nuke it . nuke it nuke it good
 

DavidRS

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I heat up the oven while I'm cooking dinner, put wood in during Family Guy. Family Guy is a half hour show, so I bake the wood for half an hour or so.
I thought you were using a recipe from Emeril Lagasse
 
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