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   If you can make a small breech in the wrap without risking the pieces you 
could get the desiccant packets in without the hassle of unwrapping them and 
just tape up the slit.  JTV


Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Joel,


Thank you for this bit of information.  I'll unwrap and re-wrap with the 
necessary precautions to avoid causing any unnecessary harm.


Best regards.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.



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If the RH inside the bags is 30% to 50% mold should not be an issue. Usually 
60% and above is where you run into problems. JTV






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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.




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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach for 
treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on blocks 
or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can 
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming 
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more 
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or you 
could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you with a 
stable storage environment for the collection while you work through 
cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a mould 
problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving items 
bagged in pe in poor conditions).
As for treatment of the termite infestation (if you're looking at staying in 
the same building) it will depend upon the species of termite that is 
attacking, building type and other factors. Assuming that they're subterranean 
termites then baiting may be suitable as it will allow you to destroy the 
colony, but you may also be able to locate and destroy the nest directly.
Best wishes
Alex

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Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now is  
attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I get the 
"go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert brought in to 
safeguard this very valuable collection.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.




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Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 10:20:56
To: Hazra Medica
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Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the 
tropics

Key note ..... wooden items would need to have a moisture content less than 19% 
in order for bag/isolation to be faster and a total guaranteed success 
depending of the extent and species of the termites. In case other are thinking 
this may work for all situations. JTV






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      Office 757-220-7080<tel:757-220-7080>

        Cell 757-634-1175<tel:757-634-1175>

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Hello,


Kindly permit me to intervene into this space to ask for safe, efficient, and 
cost-effective solutions for remedying severe termite infestations of artefacts 
and documentary heritage that are slated to become part of a special museum 
collection.  We have inherited a collection of artefacts and documents, many of 
which show clear signs of termite infestation or damage from said infestation 
and which are currently still being housed in a building suffering severe 
disrepair.  In an effort to curtail the spread of the infestation whilst the 
pieces are still in their unsuitable environment, I have taken to bagging 
(wrapping the wooden sculptures in plastic bags and sealing them with tape. I 
have also isolated documents in bags.  Removal from the premises is understood 
as a necessary step to ensure the rehabilitation of these items.  Also, 
freezing has been suggested as well as anoxia. Any advice you give will be 
greatly appreciated as this is very new territory for us.


Best regards


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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