the all-seeingeye Threats to Photographs: Vermin

Insects and rodents, mold and mildew. A photograph album can represent a smorgasbord for vermin of all types-from fungi to fairly large mammals. Mold and mildew can take hold on just about any surface, and particularly like the image layer of photographs. Insects-silverfish in particular-like to eat glue and paste, and can also dine on photographic images. Moving up scale to mammals, rodents are inclined to nest in shredded paper. Dogs and cats also represent a threat. One of the threats not usually recognized is posed by the younger specimens of house-ape. Children can damage collections as well.

Disclaimer: I'm neither a chemist nor physicist, I only play one on the web.

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