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sure does get old quick. I also sterilize all my fruit fly cups, because purchasing 20 a week is ridiculous. I dont see any problems using the dishwasher, except my mom.
 

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A dishwasher most likely will not sterilize anything. It will however do a good job of cleaning and most likely a good enough job. To really sterilize, I think you will need both pressure and temperature. There is a bit of information about this on websites about home canning:

Here is a guide from the USDA
http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/u ... ide_01.pdf

And a general website on home sterilization:
http://www.chaseunion.com/documents/safety/sterile1.htm

At sea level you need to completely immerse the container in boiling water for 10 mintues to sterilze. Then again, you may not really need to sterilize. I just point it out since that is the word that was used in one of the posts. I was thinking of getting a canning pressure cooker that will take 4 mason jars at a time myself for this purpose.

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Yes, I realize that dishwasher water isn't hot enough to truly sterilize, but I just wondered if it would be sufficient to remove any mold spores or bacteria that might have built up while they were housing frogs.
 

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Dane, I run them thru the dishwasher (top shelf) and then hit them with a 10% bleach solution, rinse a lot and let them dry.
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I also run all my stuff through a dishwasher (I had one built into my frog room). :lol:

I have never had a problem with doing it for my shoeboxes, mason jars, feeding cups and anything else that will fit in there.
 

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Hm... a dishwasher in the frog room! Why didn't I think of that ? Great idea... but then again I am Mr. Disposable 8)

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I also run all my stuff through a dishwasher (I had one built into my frog room). :lol:

I have never had a problem with doing it for my shoeboxes, mason jars, feeding cups and anything else that will fit in there.
 

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actually some dishwashers have a sanitation mode( mine does- it heats the water to either 200 or 205 degrees fahrenheit and runs for 15 minutes). However i have melted a few of the thinner ff containers. Just remember to only put them on the top rack.

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How about letting them "cook" out in the sun? I have heard from lab guys that the UV does a pretty good job of sterilizing things.
 
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