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    Where to get and what type of co2 canisters can I use to euthanize rats

    Hey guys. I've euthanized rats before for my snakes using the vinegar baking soda method but I dont want to use that anymore. I know how to make the chambers for co2 use however I'm not sure what type of co2 i can use. Like do i need a bigger industrial canister or can a bb gun paintball canister work and if it does what do I need to be able to control making the co2 flow out?

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    Re: Where to get and what type of co2 canisters can I use to euthanize rats

    I started breeding this year and I've been using a 20oz canister I ordered off Amazon with a regulator. Tippmann I think the brand is. I can get it filled at D!ck's Sporting Goods (not inappropriate, just store name.) for about $6, but they will not fill anything bigger than 20oz.

    I don't have a lot of production yet, so I haven't run through the whole thing. I'm just breeding for my own collection, so I think this size will last me a while. I am mostly planning to do bulk batches for F/T rather than weekly to feed the snakes, so it will be used less often that way.

    I think bigger canisters like 5lb or larger from brewing or restaurant supply uses are better if you plan to breed and cull a lot of rodents. And if you can find a place that refills them that isn't excessively expensive like the few I found near me.

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    Re: Where to get and what type of co2 canisters can I use to euthanize rats

    ^^^ This is what I used to do as well.
    *.* TNTC

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    If you have an AirGas or other gas supplier near by you can get 20lb CO2 tanks. You trade them in like propane tanks. It should last you quite a while.

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