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Re: What is the best mic cable for nature recordings

Subject: Re: What is the best mic cable for nature recordings
From: "flatcatspammed" flatcatspammed
Date: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:35 pm ((PDT))
It's not the color or flavor of the cable, it's the texture that the 
critters prefer when they chew up electrical cables. You need to 
change the texture. Foil Wrap, some other even more unpleasant 
texture, or maybe get some bandguard creme from the local veterinarian 
to smear on the cables to discourage chewing. It's a more effective 
bitter taste than any bitter spray from the pet store. Wear rubber 
gloves. If you want to see the effects of critters on cables, give a 
rabbit a phone cord, the flat kind that you use to plug the phone into 
the wall jack. It will look like an accordian with little nips every 
quarter inch severing the wires inside. They don't eat the cable, just 
chew chew chew.   

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