Corncobology Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only sell wholesale?
Yes, we are a business to business manufacturing company, but please feel free to contact us any time and we will pass you onto a distributor in your region.

Do you do bulk pricing? Can I get a quote?
Yes, of course. Please call us on P + 61 (2) 9457 0177 or email to discuss your requirements.

Will you ship overseas? Or can I purchase if my business is outside Australia?
Yes, of course. Please call us on P + 61 (2) 9457 0177 or email to discuss your requirements.

What products do you sell?
– Corn cob grits view
– Animal bedding view
– Animal Enrichment view
– Animal Shippers view
– Water Gel Packs view
– Filters view
– Tray Inserts view
– New product development and manufacturing view
– Import and export specialists

I can’t find a product that I am looking for? Can I have it made manufactured?
We do offer product development. View product development feature sheet

How are Corn Cob Grits made?
Corn cob grits are manufactured from the cob, or central core, of an ear of corn. The corn cobs are air dried and cleaned then passed through a mill breaking them into smaller particles. These particles are cleaned again and pass through a microwave steriliser before being sized and packed in their final bags. A by-product that would otherwise go to waste.

Why does Corncobology have the best available Corn Cob Grits in the world?
Corncobology’s corn cob processing methods are the best in the world. We dry our corn cobs for longer, reducing moisture to the lowest content for maximum cleanliness and absorbency. We also ensure our corn cob grits pass through multiple dust removal techniques to make them the most absorbent and dust free bedding product available on the market today.

I purchased corn cob grits/other bedding material for my animals from another supplier and I found;
– Mould
There should not be any mould or green in the contents of your bedding. This could indicate that the corn cob or other bedding was not dried properly and the moisture content is excessive. Mould is dangerous to animals and very bad for human inhalation. Again, it is wise to dispose of your bedding immediately.
– Smells funny, strange, weird
Bedding should have little or no smell. Corn cob should have a very mild smell when opened and then dissipate to almost neutral. Pine should have a fresh, light pine scent.
– If it smells musty like dirty ‘socks’ this is a precursor to mould due to elevated moisture
– If it smells like alcohol this is a precursor to yeast or fermentation due to elevated moisture
Before using bedding with strong or unusual odours, you should check with your supplier. If in any doubt, it is wise to discard of the product.

Are your bags autoclavable?
Yes, all of our bedding comes in autoclavable bags.

Do you supply irradiated bedding?
Yes, we can. Please call us on P + 61 2 9457 0177 or email to discuss your requirements.

Can I request different size bags?
Yes, we have a variety of bag sizes and weights available from 2.5kg to 1 tonne. Please call us on P + 61 (2) 9457 0177 or email to discuss your requirements.

Is it normal for Corn Cob bedding to clump when autoclaved?
Yes, autoclaving will add a bit of moisture which will release overnight, however it will make your Corn Cob bedding clump a little. Break up the clumps by patting down the bag.

How long does it take for the Corn Cob to dry after autoclaving?
It is recommended that you wait 24 hours post autoclave sterilisation for maximum drying and absorbency.

What Corn Cob Grit/Bedding size should I select for my animals?
It really depends on your visual preference and what makes your animals happy.
Generally, most like to house mice on the 1/8″ corn cob grit size, and some like to house reptiles on 30-60 or 1/8″
Some really prefer the 1/4″ for rats and larger small animals.
Otherwise 1/4″ and/or 1/8″ can be used for all types of animals.

Do you have another question we haven’t answered?
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