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Old 06-03-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default Any one use a Zoo med cork round before?

I ordered one because I read here that cork was a safe substance to use. However I was dismayed when it arrived because it appears to have moss and lichen on it. Is there a way to kill that to make it safe to use?
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Any one use a Zoo med cork round before?

Many people (myself included) just leave the lichen and moss on to be honest. It really won't hurt your ham so I wouldn't worry about it. Plus, I think it makes it look even more naturalistic! If you don't like it however, you can simply cut/pull it off Best wishes
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Any one use a Zoo med cork round before?

I do like the look but thought it would add too much humidity. Even though it appears to be dry and not really living.
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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No work tomorrow so hopefully will be able to work on the cage and upload some work in progress photos.

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Old 06-03-2017, 05:57 PM   #5
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It's really unlikely to add humidity granted it doesn't get wet, and your cage has proper ventilation. I use moss in all of my setups and have never run into an issue with it
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: Any one use a Zoo med cork round before?

The moss & lichen are fine but it's best to give cork a wash to remove any lose dirt, dry it out then freeze it for a week in case of any bugs/eggs, after defrosting make sure it's completely dry before use.
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