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grumpy
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A few comments about feathers….

Wash your hands.

First of all, you don’t know where that bird is from, where he has been, what he has done with who. All birds are frequient flyers. The first thing fly tyers do when they get feathers is wash them. I use dish detergent with a capful of bleach, some others freeze them or use the microwave to kill any vermin. I said a capful of bleach, and rinse right away – bleach wil dissolve feathers. Two objectives: health, and avoid contaminating your invemtory. After drying they are stored in sealed plastic bags. If the bag is not sealed, don’t bother.

Wash your hands.

For those of you who don’t watch the History channel…

When the Romans were attacking the Greeks they used Sappers to tunnel under the Greek forts the Greeks made smoke bombs and pumped the fumes into the tunnels. The main ingredent in the smoke bombs was feathers. The Roman sappers died.

Wash your hands.

As you can see from the pics I put in the other post, feathers burn really well. Don’t burn yourself!! Not a good idea to have the safety supervisor helping, don’t want to end up in the principle’s office, or take him to the ER.

Wash your hands.