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Post Number:#1  Unread postby GBov » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:44 pm


Needed a black hide for a project so opened my suitcase that holds my 200+ dried hides....

MOTHS aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh there were MOTHS in my hides!!! :evil:

Thankfully not too many hides damaged but how does one keep moths out of furs and hides, please?

I did have them stored in cedar shavings but shook them all out and packed them in the case to move. Should I get more shavings - messy - or is there a better/easier/cleaner way to keep them safe?

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:32 am


moth balls
or- store them in a cedar box..
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby GBov » Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:09 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:moth balls
or- store them in a cedar box..


Going to take a nice big box and layer them with shavings again.

Have vacuumed each hide and will brush them down with a carding brush to make sure I haven't missed any of the munchers.

__________ Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:09 pm __________

Quite a trip down memory lane, these hides. Amazed at how many of the rabbits I remember and how many different breeds we have had over the years.

No more signs of moths and the cedar shavings are ordered and a nice big box is in place.

Should keep them safe, I hope!

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby hotzcatz » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:27 am


No Pest Strips. Just put one in the box with the hides, that should do in any moths.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby GBov » Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:32 am


hotzcatz wrote:No Pest Strips. Just put one in the box with the hides, that should do in any moths.


Oooooooo perhaps not. Being all about no pesticides, I just couldn't justify buying something like that.

The cedar shavings have arrived so will be sorting the hides off the floor where I have been casting them like fuzzy Autumn leaves.

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