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Varnish or not to Varnish???


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Posted by Mike_S on May 04, 2003 at 19:06:16:

In Reply to: Varnish or not to Varnish??? posted by Mors on May 03, 2003 at 09:53:32:

I wouldn't varnish a piece of driftwood. But I would wash it with bleach or put it in the oven on 350 for about a half hour. Unless you bought the wood from a pet shop I wouldn't trust it to be sanitary/without parasites.

:I have found a nice piece of driftwood that I wanted to put in Mors’ enclosure.
:My question is should I varnish it or not? The reason for varnish is that wood is porous and I would hate to think that if Mors pooped on it that the juices would penetrate the wood (impossible to clean) making the enclosure unsanitary.

:Also, does varnish produce harmful vapours if heated… cuz I hope to have it under the basking light.
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