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Re: red-rot contamination ?
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- Subject: Re: red-rot contamination ?
- From: John & Carol Pratt <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 19:07:37 +0800
- Message-Id: <199906210158.SAA20560@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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> >Besides, red rot is contagious to other adjacent
> >leather, as I understand...
> Do you have any source-information on this statement ?
> Cor Knops.
I remember reading once long ago that red rot might be or was
contagious, but alas I don't remember where I read it. I've searched
through my own library for the source without finding it. Red rot is
actually a process of oxidation relating to acidity, whether from
tannage or local pollution. I have several sources which describe
research into the mechanics of red rot, but none of them describe any
kind of contagion. My error...sorry.