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Re: Help! My Oaxacan animal has termites!


From: Nancy Walkup (nwalkup_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 24 2004 - 07:04:57 PDT

Put it in the freezer for a couple of weeks. That is supposed to kill
the bugs. This infestation can also happen with works made with yarn or
other fibers.


>>> 9/24/2004 8:23:55 AM >>>
I recently bought a jackrabbit wood carving made by Zeny Fuentes from
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
that they were intentionally drilled and the sculpture was simply
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
me what in the world I should do? Is it a lost cause? Do I call the
LOL. IT would be really funny if I hadn't paid so much for it.

Thanks in advance,
Denise Pannell
Defiance, OH