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Insect infestation in wooden icon

From: Ercole Gialdi <egialdi<-a>
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Anne Lane <alane [at] charlottemuseum__org> writes

>I received a heads-up today that I will be receiving a call
>concerning a possible insect infestation in a wooden icon. I am
>assuming it is painted on wood, possibly with gold leaf. I have no
>idea about its age, country of origin, etc. My question concerns the
>two major methods of treating insect problems that I am aware of,
>freezing and anoxia.

At RGI we apply the anoxya method by means of VELOXY (VEry Low
OXYgen) equipment since more than 10 years. The equipment works
perfectly and the results are 100% positive on any kind of insect at
any stage of its life. See <URL:> The
level of RH can be kept under control with an error of +/- 5% The
method is not expensive and is easy to apply.

Ercole Gialdi

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