A statement like that gives the stong appearence of being made from ignorance...He obviously didn't do it properly.
No, you didn't suggest that he "sterilized" or "cleaned" it incorrectly, you suggested that he boiled it incorrectly (after expressly suggesting that boiling it is fine, and that another "boiler" didn't do "it" properly), a world of difference from autoclaving, which could mean false frog-safeness."If you want to be sure you have done anything then you need to autoclave it. That is the only method by which solid organics can be disinfected"
Hence he obviously didn't do it properly. It seems my statement was undeniably correct. Just sayin.. from my ignorant perspective.
He obviously didn't read it properlyNo, you didn't suggest that he "sterilized" or "cleaned" it incorrectly, you suggested that he boiled it incorrectly (after expressly suggesting that boiling it is fine, and that another "boiler" didn't do "it" properly), a world of difference from autoclaving, which could mean false frog-safeness.
1) you clearly lacked knowldege of the incident.. hence the comment since you chose to pass judgement without context.By whatever means he decided to use whether it be boiling it like i do, or baking it which was the method used in the anecdotal report my statement merely states that by whatever method you might ASS~U~me i refer to the fact remains that it wasnt done properly if you had live ants in the wood after your "sterilizing" technique is through.
So that we dont make this thread flame on, your assumption at what my statement might or might not imply about my intelligence is irrelevent to me. Although you may feel great to question the intelligence of others because you are so great, i was just trying to give my 2 cents on what has worked for me.
Your statement could have been easily posted without the first line and been significantly more effective. But hey calling people ignorant on a newbie forum is a seductive siren which can get even the most noble men.
Sorry for using your thread for this OP. hope you got your answers.
Thanks for your helpful contribution, but most people would rather that false (and potentially dangerous) information gets pointed out or corrected whether or not the misinformer(s) might act a little butt-hurtOh for God's sake, people. Do you really think your fancy wording and flawless grammar makes your petty arguments sound any less childish? I have read so many of these on this website, and I can assure you, you're still embarrassing yourselves.
The problem with it is because your argument is a fallacy.. just because it has "worked" doesn't follow that it was done correctly or will always work in the future or even worked in your case (since you can't be sure that the wood was sanitized).Well heres what i know.
I currently have 33 frogs in my collection and all of them have a driftwood feature within their enclosures. I have lost only 1 frog in the last year and the cause was short toungue-(vit def).
i boil my driftwood after collecting it from the beach for 5 hours in a giant commercial kitchen pot (holds about 30 gallons). The water evaporates about 3 times throughout this process. This is what i do and has worked thus far. Sometimes, the wood isn't the ideal size so i cut them to size. I have never encountered anything alive in them after this process.
There are probably other ways to try and clean the wood as best as possible,
As other infallible commentors have brought up, it might still have chemicles and/or other nasties on it and be far from "sterile" yet none have caused my frogs to die.
So hope my info helps you out or at the least gives you insight into what i have done.