Why don't I have to heat the water when mixing in the sugar, wouldn't the sugar stay in grains if I don't? And is the distilled water that I am using right now ok in their test tubes? Or should I use bottled water for the next one?
Heating the water will make it able to dissolve move sugar, but you don't want the mix to be too thick so there is no need to heat it up. The sugar will still be dissolved just fine as long as you don't try to put too much in.
As i understand it most keepers prefer 1 part water 1 part sugar but i could be wrong on this. but just don't make it too thick or it won't pass threw cotton as easy as it should.
as far as water goes, i would never recommend distilled water when working with animals. Not only is it not a natural way that animals encounter water, but its also more acidic than bottled or tap water.
Edited by Shifty189, May 14 2018 - 5:34 PM.