Re:Disaster strikes-advice needed
- KILZ my friend... very good stuff if you do end up
with mold growing. If you have a need to re-paint an
area where mold or mildew has formed - and you've gone
about cleaning it as best you can to actually kill the
spores. KILZ is great - and in my experience, keeps
mold and mildew at bay in otherwise damp areas like
basements, cellars, etc. (but certainly not limited to
use in those areas).
You might consider investing in a smallish wet/dry vac
incase of any more accidents.
Now, on your thawing of the rat - don't thaw in water
in the future. Simply remove your pre-killed rat from
the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature
(provided you have "standard" ambient temp in your
home) for about 12 hours. That's the standard
recommendation when you are using pre-killed prey for
pythons. Me, personally, I swear by live-prey for my
Royal/Ball Python - just never feed live-prey in the
python's actual habitat/cage. We always take our girl
out of her habitat and offer her her live-prey in a
different spot/location/area - that way she doesn't
confuse our hands in her habitat as prey later on. I
am personally pro-live prey for constrictors for a
variety of reasons. But I'm also pro-breed and raise
your own live prey for them so that one can insure
they are healthy, "organically" raised, etc. I don't
want to clutter this list with constrictor talk
though, so if you'd like to continue on that subject,
feel free to email me privately.
On your other tanks and your fears about them
springing a leak - like your 72g - the simplest thing
to do is to check your water-holding tanks regularly -
not just basic maintenance, but insuring that you
actually check the seals, look for any chips, cracks,
or the sealant becoming worn, tattered, or "lifting"
at its edges. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound
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