Gawd damn bugs!

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 08:24:57 2003

   I should have mentioned that. A friend of mine is a REAL pack-rat. He
has books that he's had in storage for many years with no damage. He uses
tomato boxs from the grocery store. They're fairly small so they're easy to
handle when filled with books and they're sturdy. He puts a heavy duty
plastic trash bag in the box and then puts his books inside that and then
closes the bag and seals it with a twist tie. So far we haven't seen any
moisture or bug damage to any of them. (We've opened up at least 100 boxs
and put them up on shelves.) A couple of years ago he gave me a box full of
NorthStar manuals that had been in storage for 12 or 13 years. They were
all completely undamaged when when I opened them up.


At 06:03 AM 9/10/03 -0400, you wrote:
>On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> I just found out that two of my magazine boxes were attacked by some damn
>> little wormy things. They were white and about a quarter inch in length.
>Termites have legs. (At least every one I've seen did.)
>Do these have legs? I've heard termites will eat paper/cardboard, so
>I wouldn't be terribly surprised if they were termites.
>You could stick the magazines in little plastic baggies, sorta like
>what the comic book ppl do, and that'd keep bugs (and a number of other
>things) away from the magazines.
>YMMV, Std. Disclaimers apply. (Of course. :-) )
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