Image: Removing dead bugs

Removing dead bugs

Sheldon has the unpleasant task of picking out dead bugs from the feathers of this mask. The larvae of some bugs are attracted to some materials that make up artifacts in our collections. Due to our pest management programs, those bugs don't last long. Sheldon uses fine tweezers and a magnification lamp to pick out all the dead bugs.

Photographer:
Kate Jones
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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