From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Insect collection protectant
Date: May 8, 2013 9:40:44 PM EDT
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To protect against degradation you need temperature and humidity control.  PDB and naphthalene just repell moths.  Monona Rossol

In a message dated 5/8/2013 5:46:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time, fermbarreta**At_Symbol_Here**SAU.EDU writes:

Hi All. We have an insect collection contained in wooden boxes housed in a large steel cabinet. We want to protect them from being degraded during long term storage. I am seeking DCHAS wisdom for alternatives to the traditional use of p-dichlorobenzene and/or naphthalene-based "moth balls" for this function. I will be grateful for your suggestions.


CHO &Lab Coordinator
St. Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa


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