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Fur

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 1995
The following appeared in Museum-L and is reproduced here with
permission.

    Date: 27 Sep 95
    From: Mariana Mace <macem [at] redbaron__wosc__osshe__edu>
    To: Multiple recipients of list MUSEUM-L
        <MUSEUM-L [at] UNMVMA__UNM__EDU>
    Subject: sticky fur question

    This is a sticky question about a sticky subject.  Our curator
    emeritus was in the habit of setting off monthly tick and flea
    bombs as a pest control method.  When I just redid an exhibit
    that involved handling mannequins dressed in fur parkas I was
    forcefully reminded of a problem resulting from this practice
    (which, by the way is no longer being done).  All the furs have
    a truly nasty, sticky feel and left me with black hands.
    Obviously several years' dust accumulation is firmly attached to
    the fur.... What do I do??  I'm not only concerned about the
    current problem of having to handle these things and the fact
    that they are dirty, but what is the long term effect of that
    bug spray on the fur?  Any help and advice will be appreciated,
    and I will say thanks in advance because I've learned from
    bittersweet experience that I will get enough help that I'll be
    up to my ears in implementing and will not be able to spring
    time to individually say thanks.

    Mariana

Sally Shelton

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