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Re: Help! My Oaxacan animal has termites!


From: Marvin Bartel (marvinpb_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 24 2004 - 08:42:42 PDT

Wood products from tropical climates need to be placed in a freezer
for a week before the insects have a chance to migrate into the
interior wood of your home. Topical wood eating insects will be
stopped by this abrupt change of climate.
Marvin Bartel

>I recently bought a jackrabbit wood carving made by Zeny Fuentes from Crzmac.
>It is beautiful! I noticed that after a few days of it sitting on my shelf, it
>had "expelled" little piles of sawdust. I saw tiny holes and thought maybe
>that they were intentionally drilled and the sculpture was simply "weeeping"
>the sawdust. (Why I thought this is beyond me. I have another sculpture and it
>didn't do this.) Today, I noticed more piles of sawdust and lifted it to look.
>There was a termite crawling out of one of the holes! Can anyone please tell
>me what in the world I should do? Is it a lost cause? Do I call the company?
>LOL. IT would be really funny if I hadn't paid so much for it.
>Thanks in advance,
>Denise Pannell
>Defiance, OH