Hello. I decided to "harvest" my own driftwood for my new tank. I found an amzing piece, and it is huge. The only problem is that it was about 2 miles away. After carrying this thing for 2 miles, I come home to find it won't fit in our oven, or into any of our pans so I can't put it in boiling water. It wasn't waterlogged yet, so I stuck it in one of our horse's water troughs (the only place big enough to put this thing!). Now, how do I go about killing the bacteria? I just found it in a neighbors creek, and after being in the water trough, I don't think it is exactly sanitary. Any help would be appreciated.