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Dawn,

Thanks- great info!

-Todd

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Dawn Roberts <drobe...@naturemuseum.org>
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> It looks like Anobium sp. to me. The Lyctus I've seen tend to have a
> thorax that is more narrow than their abdomen, whereas Anobium seems like
> their thorax and abdomen are pretty equal in width. Anobium also seems to
> have it head positioned lower, as if the thorax gives it a little neck
> shield. I found a site with a good explanation of identifying the
> differences between Lyctus sp. and Anobium sp. that you may find useful:
> http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7418.html  Bugguide.net also has
> good pictures.
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> For an artifact, I would approach a similar treatment for either -- anoxic
> chamber would be my first choice if you have that available; if not, then
> freeze treatment over heating treatment, which I would be concerned that
> you'd run the risk of over drying the wood and cause cracking. Then clean
> it really well with a HEPA vacuum and brushes.
>
> Dawn
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> Subject: [pestlist]  Powderpost vs Furniture Beetle
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> Hello Everyone,
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> A mask recently came in with evidence of wood boring pests.  We will be
> freezing the mask.  The beetle pictured was found in the wrapping (it was
> found dead).  I am wondering, can anyone confirm if this is a Powderpost
> beetle vs a Furniture beetle?
>
> In the end, does distinguishing between the 2 really matter? (treatment
> methods, severity of damage, one being considered "worse" than the
> other...)
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> Thanks!
> Todd Holmberg
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