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Pest infestations in fiberglass sculpture

From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Robin Croskery Howard <robincroskeryhoward<-a t->semtribe< . >com>
writes

>Our museum is considering re-installing a large painted fiberglass
>work.  For the past five years, it was stored in a truck without any
>sort of temperature or humidity controls.  After examination, there
>is evidence of both insect and rodent infestation.  ...

I don't know how sensitive fiberglas is to heat, but 130 deg. F for
a few hours will do the job, and it's a lot easier to engineer that
level of heat than go with anoxia.

Barbara Appelbaum


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