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When debugging pine cones in the microwave, how long do you set the timer for?
I know they have videos about debugging pine cones on YouTube. However, I have never used a microwave before to do this.
I find it is better to dry out and debug your pine cones in your oven. I know this process isn't exact because I can't tell you the exact time it will take to debug and dry the pine cones. Most of this depends on how wet the pine cones are when you're starting the process.
I would suggest using this method and not the microwave method. I feel this is safer to use and does a better job.
If you only have a few put them in there for a minute at a time, but you need to keep an eye on them to make sure they dont burn. Alternatively, if you have several you can put them on an aluminum foil lined cookie and bake them in the oven at 200 degrees for about an hour or so but like the microwave method be sure to keep an eye on them.
Debugging pine cones
Line microwave with paper towels
Microwave 1 minute
Check to see bug is dead
Keep microwaving at 1 minute intervals, making sure cone doesnt dry out
De bugging pine cones.
You should first soak them in vinegar and water to get rid of bugs.
If you only have a few put in microwave only three at a tine.
One minute increments until they dry.
If you have a lot do in the oven.