What kind of "Gourmet wood worms" do you have in your collection that
they eat only fresh wood? I think your wood worms are ill-bred and too
It`s not a question of new or old wood. If old wood becomes wet
because of environment humidity (storage in humid cellar etc. ) it
becomes a delicacy for wood worms. It`s not the age of the wood.
Accompanied by the right "dressing" the wood worm likes every age of
wood. If you want to fool your wood worm to eat your old masks and
statues instead your new ones - simply store your objects for several
months in a humid cellar. Your wood worm will thank it with a "Bon
here you can learn how to feed your worms
http://www.nature. nps.gov/biology/ ipm/manual/ museum.cfm
I ask myself :Why museums should be afraid for their old collections,
wood worms are not interested in old wood?
--- In African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com, Ed Jones <bucit@...> wrote:
> There are several historical posts and comments with the group on
this subject. Fresh saw-dust is a certain sign of "new" wood (not dried and aged). It is not difficult to combat or over-come. A deep freeze noramlly
does the trick.