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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000772.txt from 1999/06

Subj: [kl] Humidity
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 17:22:26 -0400

> I have often read that you should put orange peels in your clarinet case
> in order to keep the humidity at ~50%. Has anyone ever heard of using a
> dampit (which is used by violin and viola players, to name a few, to
> control humidity)?

I recommend the Dampit, instead of the orange peels. Too bad, because they
smell so nice. Cockroaches, ants, bees and other critters think so, too.
Keeping the case closed doesn't keep the wildlife out. Voice of experience:
A big fat cockroach can get into nearly anything, via the fifth dimension.

Former resident of Cockroach Towers, aka Woodlake Towers (apparently named
for its swimming pool with the view of the freeway), where spraying the
apartment was like posting a "Vacancy Now! Low Rent!" ad for the neighbors'

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