Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/06

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Subject: RE: [Leica] RE: To renew an older question - Film eating beetles
From: "Austin Franklin" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 13:32:47 -0400

> At 11:09 AM 9/6/01 -0500, Jeffery Smith wrote:
> >They look suspiciously like the rice beetles that are enfesting the
> >entire house. My wife buys rice in 25-lb sacks, and they invariable
> >"develop" beetles in a few weeks.
> That's because the rice is full of beetle eggs that hatch after
> you get the
> rice. Putting the rice in a freezer will prevent them from
> hatching. Or in
> a small plastic garbage can (new and clean) and then put in some dry ice.
> The cold and lack of oxygen will keep them from hatching.
> But I'm sure you already know this...
> :)
> Jim

Even if you prevent them from hatching...don't you end up eating them?

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