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Im getting ready to tear dowm my azureus tank in an attempt to rid the viv of nematodes. I willthen rebuild the viv. My question is how do i make sure to rid the wood and cork bark of them before i place it back into the viv
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Im getting ready to tear dowm my azureus tank in an attempt to rid the viv of nematodes. I willthen rebuild the viv. My question is how do i make sure to rid the wood and cork bark of them before i place it back into the viv
Its my understanding that there is no effective way of doing such, as most of us do not have a heat source hot enough to penetrate the center of the wood, therefore making your effort futile.
Any chemical treatments are also ineffective for much of the same reasons.

It is also my understanding that theres not really a way to stop the worms from showing up as they are a naturally occurring organism in all vivs much the same way that mites are always present, and not a threat to your frogs.
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Nematodes or nemerteans?
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I feel stupid asking but whats the difference? I guess i just assumed they were nematodes.
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I feel stupid asking but whats the difference? I guess i just assumed they were nematodes.
nematodes are generally harmless whereas nemerteans are little devils that eat your microfauna and even the fruit flies.
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Nemerteans are a pain. I bleached, baked, and boiled everything I put into my vivs and six months later I got them in two out of the four I set up.

Not sure how they got there but I am just going to live with them.

You can control them to some extent by manual removal of any that you see, but alas they will always remain.


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Its my understanding that there is no effective way of doing such, as most of us do not have a heat source hot enough to penetrate the center of the wood, therefore making your effort futile.
If you can fit in the oven and then bake it for a very long time (potentially 24 hours) until all of the wood has been heated completely through then you probably can eliminate them.. But the trick is determining that even the interior of the wood has reached temperature since drilling a hole and inserting a temp probe is probably just going to allow the probe to get hot and give a false reading...

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It is also my understanding that theres not really a way to stop the worms from showing up as they are a naturally occurring organism in all vivs much the same way that mites are always present, and not a threat to your frogs.
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