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Old 01-04-2010, 04:55 PM
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I was just tying flies when I found what looked like a tick in my deer hair. This is not the first time I found bugs in the hair. I recently purchased the hair and was wondering I if I should send it back or not.
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you could send it back. any hair I get I simply nuke for 15 - 20 seconds before putting it in with the rest. Sometimes if I suspect any moisture or excessive oils, I'll nuke it in two or three 10 second successions. Moth balls in the drawers make for longer lasting insurance.

I don't trust any source though I'm sure I could some.
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Was it a patch of commercial hair? Was Mr. Tick deceased? If so I wouldn't worry about it. Ticks will not infest your materials and typically if it is commercially processed and packaged hair, they would be dead.
If I have bird skins (I have a lot) and other hide that doesn't get used often, I keep them in the freezer. That way They are less vulnerable as I may only use them once in a while rather than a frequent basis. Just slims the chances. I had an infestation of carpet beetles about eleven years ago and have made sure it can never happen again.
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Default Re: Bugs in Hair

Did you poke it with a stick? I just keep my stuff in zip lock bags and hang it on the wall. I got a chip bag rack I keep a bunch of suff on. The rest I put a hole in the part North of the zipper and hang it on a screw in L shaped deal. (Like a cup hook). It seems to keep the feather munching creepy crawlers out pretty well.
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I put moth balls in all my natural containers and cabinets..replace with a new once a year.
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Absolutley DO NOT send it back: Quick! Tie something with it! It's like free bait!!
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It was dead so i wont worry about it. Thanks for the feedback.
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