Re: Wild Duck Feathers..
Borax is cheap and very effective. It dehydrates like salt but isn't as corrosive. All I have ever done with plucked wild feathers is put them in an over-sized zipock bag, throw in some borax and shake well with the bag inflated, and wait a few days or weeks.
Most paracites will skip town as soon as the host gets cold or stops proving food.
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