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Re: Feathers for art classes

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From: gail kizis (smokealarm7_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 21:26:52 PDT


how about spraying with lysol or some kind of medical microbe killer? maybe
the county extension agent for your county would know how to do it. or the
parks and wildlife department for your state. ...just thinking out loud
here.
from another gail in texas (dreading going back)
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From: <Gail1611@aol.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 11:19 PM
Subject: Feathers for art classes

> Especially for Native American projects , I like to use real feathers. I
> collect them over the year when I'm at the lake beach. Mostly sea gull
> feathers. I heard that they can carry germs. I've tried washing them in
soapy
> water but it takes the oil and wonderful shape out of the feather. My
> girlfriend said that you can put them in the microwave and kill off the
> germs. Has anyone heard of this or done this! Many thanks! Gail
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