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CaptainHook00
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Hi there,
I'm really sorry I wasn't really sure where else to try and ask this. So if this is the wrong spot don't hesitate to just take the thread away, I don't mind.

Anyway I was just curious about something.. I have a wind instrument that's made of wood that I recently bought. It came from Australia, and so when it got here, the temperature change I guess made a bit of mold start up.

How the instrument is set up, it's a long tube. INSIDE the tube is the mold, but to play it, you put your lips inside the tube and blow like a trumpet.

I'm wondering if getting the mold on or near my lips could possible cause some growth around or in my mouth?

After I considered this I swished salt water around in my mouth to clean it out, but I'm still curious.

I don't expect anyone to have a solid answer here, but I thought it'd be a good place to ask anyway.

Thanks in advance

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Karybu
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I doubt you'll have any problems. Keep in mind though that inhaling mold isn't the greatest thing either, so if there's some way to clean out the inside of the instrument, you might want to try. (Is it a didgeridoo, by the way? Just curious - they sound so cool! [Smile] I'm jealous that you can even get a sound out of one, they're tough to play.)

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CaptainHook00
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Hahaha yeah it is a didgeridoo. Getting a sound out of it is sooo hard! Hahaha, when I play it right now, it sounds like I'm backstroking a cat in heat's tail.

But I'm sure I'll get it one day
haha thanks for the reply.. yeah inhaling mold is uncool, I have asthma as well, so I doubt it was a smart move to play it without cleaning it out haha

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magpie
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As a music major who's played a lot of different insturmets, I can tell you there's a lot of mold and moldish type stuff that happens in any wind insturment. A warm, moist evironment that probably gets some food in it (unless you religiously brush your teeth between eating and playing) is a great place for stuff to grow. Anyway, I know brass players are enocouraged to bathe their horns (literally in a bath tub) to get them cleaned out, but that's probably not a great idea for a wooden didgeridoo.

My advice is to make youself an ultra-sized cleaning swab like they have for clarinets and flutes. I'd just use a piece of gauze or cheesecloth, tie a string to the end, and a fishing weight to the other end of the string, and then you can swab it through and hopefully keep it clean.

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