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Old 01-06-2012, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: turkey feathers

While I have read posts that describe all sorts of treatments and precautions that include almost everything except religious ceremonies I have never done anything to 'treat' a feather. If I add whole bird pelts or partial skins to my collection I make sure the skin was treated with a mixture of salt & Borax to draw out moisture and fatty oils from the raw side but that's about it. When adding harvested skins to my materials I am also old fashioned enough that I keep a couple moth balls in my feather drawers.

If you mean washing or the like I have never done that either. Hope that is of help but remember it's just the way I do things and others may have a different view on this.

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