I also bought a oaxacan lion at Crizmac. Same thing happened to mine. I
put it in the freezer for 2 weeks (overly cautious, I suppose) and it did
the trick...no more sawdust piles.
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From: "cen_aca_dp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 9:23 AM
Subject: Help! My Oaxacan animal has termites!
> 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
> had "expelled" little piles of sawdust. I saw tiny holes and thought maybe
> that they were intentionally drilled and the sculpture was simply
> the sawdust. (Why I thought this is beyond me. I have another sculpture
> didn't do this.) Today, I noticed more piles of sawdust and lifted it to
> 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