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« on: February 09, 2007 08:40:46 AM »

During the last ice we had, a tree in my front yard lost a ton of branches. On one of these brances was a teeny tiny, but perfectly made bird nest. I saved it, but I want to know how to preserve it better? Is there like a spray or something that would be clear that would help it to keep it's shape? I don't quite know what I plan to do with it, but I'm going to do something, and I would hate for it to fall apart. Any ideas would be appreciated-thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007 06:23:16 PM »

Be sure that you make an effort to kill any vermin that might be on the nest.  Birds can carry all kinds of varmits including lice.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007 02:50:38 PM »

Ooh...I never thought of that!! Thank you so much for the tip!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007 03:01:50 PM »

My mom has saved lots of birds nests. She just put them in a ziplock and stuck them in a freezer for a week and they were fine. I guess if it is made with moss or something else other than just sticks it may rot but if it is solid enough to survive the storm and the fall then it is probably pretty tough.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007 04:11:56 AM »

I love bird's nests too!  Would hair spray work to preserve it? Or what about spray adhesive  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007 10:23:49 AM »

I put mine in the freezer for a week and then spray with hairspray.  I  have had mine on a shelf for over a year and looks the same.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007 08:26:00 AM »

OK. Well, it's good to know I don't need to do anything special. Thank you! (:
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