3.2.4. Container sterilization

The containers should be sterilized before and between uses by boiling or autoclaving. Proper cleaning and sterilization of the cages will help to reduce the incidence of disease. Rearing wax moths in several containers will allow for infested batches to be discarded without shutting down overall production. It is best to discard containers with serious problems rather than attempt to salvage them. Cheap containers, such as those used commonly in kitchens to store food, can be discarded after first use.