That is not, to my knowledge, an established ratio for killing frog chytrid -- 1% for 10 minutes is what I've read, e.g. here.Then add H2O2 to get to a 0.1-0.25% solution and let sit for 30-45 mins.
Yes sorry - my statement was meant for super delicate orchids which would have a lower risk. Totally agree that as your plants / orchids get hardier you can (and should) increase the concentration of H2O2 and / or bleach. Especially if they could have more serious diseases / pests.
I don’t know about killing things, but it tends to reveal and remove things - at least plant pests, can’t speak to frog-specific pests. I have found various pests on the surface of the water after soaking a plant overnight including snails, mealybugs, and mites. Once I’m aware of the presence of a pest, I follow whatever my usual protocols are for quarantining the plant and treating it, which might differ from protocols when it's going into a dart frog tank.Soaking in water for any length of time isn't going to kill any pests (OK, maybe spider mites, but those aren't a pest in vivs).
You’ve commented on this so this is kind of a no-brainer and this is also kind of an example but here’s how to sterilize delicate orchids to all the newbies:And no way am I going to risk bleach treating my $40 fancy mini Dendrobium, but people whose main focus is frogs may have a different perspective on both which plants to buy and how to make them safe for the frogs.
And one that suggests it is:Is there evidence that a bleach dip is harder on orchids than other plants?
There are plenty of threads here that suggest it isn't (one exception was noted in the second thread linked):
I'd be curious to do a test on some known and common pests -- snails, slugs, predatory flatworms -- with some of these protocols. I once tried killing predatory flatworms with 10ml bleach/gal water (dish disinfection ratio) and was unsuccessful after 10 minutes.
That is not, to my knowledge, an established ratio for killing frog chytrid -- 1% for 10 minutes is what I've read, e.g. here.
Soaking in water for any length of time isn't going to kill any pests (OK, maybe spider mites, but those aren't a pest in vivs).