How can you sterilize sand?

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To sterilize sand you need to first clean it using boiling water. After soaking the sand in boiling water, rinse the sand with running water until the water runs clear. You then place the sand on a baking sheet and bake it in an oven at 180 degrees for about half an hour.
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1. Empty the sand into a deep bowl. 2. Boil a large pot full of water. Pour the boiling water on the sand and stir until all the sand gets fully submerged in boiling water. 3. Let
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because of all the pets and people and trash and food etc etc, it's probably a good idea to wash (plain water ONLY) and sterilize the sand . may not be absolutely necessary, but can't
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If small quantities are wanted, place sand in shallow flat or box, and pour boiling water through it.
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Hermit crabs are from the arthropod (insect) phylum, so any forms of chemicals used to kill/control mites/pests should never be used around hermit crabs. Preheat your oven to 275-
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How to Sterilize Sand
If you are keeping animals such as crabs or reptiles that require sand in their habitat, keep that sand as clean as possible by sterilizing it. Over time, bacteria can come to inhabit sand, often as a result of animal excrement. Sterilizing the sand can... More »
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