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Al514June 14th, 2008, 9:52 am
Central New York

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I went down to the Delaware for the first time yesterday and I am concerned about not carrying Didymo to streams in my hometown. What are some effective ways of cleaning your waders/boots?
Al514June 14th, 2008, 10:04 am
Central New York

Posts: 142
Nevermind, I just googled how to do it - freezing everything seems like the easiest way.
GONZOJune 14th, 2008, 10:37 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Artie,

I applaud your concern. For those who don't find freezing convenient, I believe the EPA suggests soaking in a 2% solution of bleach or a 5% solution of either dishwashing detergent or salt for at least a minute. At the very least, thorough drying (an additional 48 hours after the material feels dry) is suggested.
MartinlfJune 16th, 2008, 1:42 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3167
Good for you Artie. I notice that some of the new boots by Simms and others are designed to be easier to clean in order to help stop the spread of invasives. Thanks for this post; it will help keep solutions on the radar for us.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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