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Oak leaf decontamination for leaf-litter
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Does anyone know what temperature or solution is used to sterilize oak leaves without harming their nutritional value too much? I would like to add them to an enclosure eventually and not infect the area with unwanted volunteers.
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#2

If the leaves are collected from an area that you do not have to worry about pesticides, most people will boil the leaves for a couple of minutes in water. The drawback to this is it will likely kill any microfauna that was on the leaves.
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#3

Thank you again Cindy! Big Grin
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