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[Jun. 18th, 2008|10:57 am]
Mark Rimmell
I've just had to chuck out a coat, it was nearly 70 years old.... I guess I hung it up damp because mould has got to it. Nothing else hanging near it seems effected, but I'll wash the entire contents of the rail anyway. I did try brushing the mould off, with a view to getting it dry cleaned but it also seems to have been got at by moths as well. Even though it had cedar balls in the pockets, it started to fall to bits as I brushed it. Could the moth larvae of caused the damp and thus the mould? Sorry to see it go after all the years it's spent with me (no not all the 70 years of it's life).

Pausing only to subscribe to Make Magazine.. I rush off on another job. This getting up early and going swimming is giving me lots of energy.

[User Picture]From: _hedgewytch_
2008-06-18 11:26 am (UTC)
Oh no ;o( that's a real shame ;o(
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[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2008-06-18 03:15 pm (UTC)
That is terrible, but it does allow you to indulge yourself and buy another splendiferous outer mantle that suits your tastes and needs.
Mould is a fungus, it would be encouraged by the damp and is present in the air as spores.
Moth Lavae are a different thing altogether and I would be very careful to check all the natural fibres in the house for signs as they are the very devil to stop once they discover a new food source. Mind you, it could be rather fun to watch the clothes drop from your back at the next public meeting you go to. You could look all sheepish and utter the classic lines from Corpse Bride with a blush and a grin "Maggots!"
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