Klarinet Archive - Posting 000758.txt from 1998/03
From: Steve Hodgson <seh@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Mould on reeds
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:06:54 -0500
To approach the problem from a different angle, I suppose the
possibility of it being caused by some sort of lip cream has been
Diane Karius, Ph.D. wrote:
> Scott wrote:
> > --------- If you are going to use bleach, do not use it "straight out of the
> > bottle"! Make a dilute solution (try the most dilute you can get away with
> > that will work.)
> For the situation you describe, I would probably try soaking the reed
> guard in a 10% bleach solution (rinsing really well after the soak -
> the 10% isn't magic, its the accepted standard in dealing with spills
> etc... in a hospital/lab). While I was soaking the reedguard (and
> anything else that a seemed likely source - several suggestions have
> already been made, including ligature). I would throw out all the
> reeds that had been in the (now) clean reedguards (painful, yes - but
> that's the only way to make sure you don't re-seed anything) and
> start a new set of reeds.
> Even better - buy a new reedguard, and start new reeds...
> Diane R. Karius, Ph.D.
> Department of Physiology
> University of Health Sciences
> 2105 Independence Ave.
> Kansas City, MO 64124
> email: dikarius@-----.EDU