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Old 06-22-2013, 09:00 PM
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Default Mothballs and Odor

I was given a pheasant skin in January. I prepared the skin with Borax for about 2 months. Then I washed the feathers, let them air dry and threw them in some ziplock bags. I added some mothballs and closed the bags. The odor in my room was so bad, I couldn't keep the bags in my room. I put them in my basement and garage where they have sat for the past month. Now I want to start using some of the material, but I'll be damned if I'm bringing that odor back into the house. So here are some questions:
1. I'm assuming if I remove the mothballs and open the bags, the odor will dissipate, but will I have to worry about bugs coming back?
2. What options, other than dealing with the odor, do I have if I want to use the feathers but want to ensure they are bug free?
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