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Subject: Source for rolled cotton sought

Source for rolled cotton sought

From: Stephen Koob <koobsp<-a>
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Rustin Levenson <rustinfl [at] aol__com> writes

>We are no longer able to purchase Johnson and Johnson Red Cross
>Rolled Cotton.  Does anyone have a good long chain cotton

I, too, am dismayed that this unbelievable useful resource appears
to be dwindling.  I haven't seen the Red Cross rolls of cotton in
years, and neither Wal-Mart nor K-Mart, nor, in fact, most grocery
stores carry anything except cotton balls. But there is some good
news:  Eckhard Drugstores and Rite-Aid Drugstores carry their own
brands of Sterile Absorbent Cotton, in 4 oz boxed rolls.  I was also
able to find the Top Care 4 oz box of rolled cotton at our local P
and C Supermarket, but alas, they were on "super-discount" as a
"discontinued" item  (of course I bought all that they had).

I have not done any serious testing as to quality between them, but
they all seem pretty much the same (very fine, long fiber, and
highly absorbent).  So, keep seeking, and you shall find.

Stephen Koob
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
koobsp<-a t->cmog< . >org
Fax: 607-974-8470

ate: 19 Apr 2005
From: Mary Fahey <maryf<-a t->thehenryford< . >org>
Subject: Insect infestations in vehicle upholstery

Renita Ryan <ryan.renita [at] saugov__sa__gov__au> writes

>How have people treated insect infestations in vehicle upholstery?
>I have encountered an infestation of case making clothes moths in
>the woollen upholstery of a 1910 Daimler.  The seats are removable
>so will be able to be treated in the freezer, but what about the
>other woollen components that can not be removed from the vehicle? I
>am keen to know your experiences with this or a similar problem.

We are currently experimenting with use of an insect growth
regulator (Gentrol (S)-Hydroprene) to manage a webbing clothes moth
infestation in an automobile. This particular vehicle cannot be
moved offsite for anoxic (nitrogen) treatment.

The Gentrol has been placed in the interior of the vehicle along
with pheromone traps. The trap are used to lure the existing adult
males to glue boards. At the suggestion of a pest control specialist
we have also placed small dishes of water inside the vehicle,
supposedly this lures the adult females to the glue boards. The
Gentrol prevents the larvae from maturing into adults thus
preventing them from reproducing. Since it is the larva that cause
the most damage this approach requires ongoing monitoring and
vacuuming of the vehicle interior to remove adults and larva. We
will continue this procedure for another 9 months or so to determine
its success.

We also attempted to heat the interior to kill the insects but were
unable to reach and sustain the required temperature to accomplish
this. For more on this topic see the Use of Extreme Temperatures in
Urban Insect Pest Management by Michael K. Rust and Donald A.

Mary M. Fahey
Head of Preservation/Chief Conservator
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, Michigan 48124

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Received on Thursday, 21 April, 2005

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