Wild & Rare

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❄️Mudlark’s Advent, Day 17❄️
It’s a bloody boar tusk! Reintroduced to the UK recently – after 700 years! Whose was it? Whose is it? Mine!

Error 1: Advice from Thames Mudlarking Finds tells me to keep it moist or it might split. Okay, I say. I shall rub it in oil. Not olive, they advise. Too late. I’ve already done it.

I was trying to avoid wet preserving it as I love to handle the tusk. However, given the anti olive oil message, it is now in a jar of tap water, awaiting my next move.

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