Deposits and Stains
(Insect) ExcretionsInsect excretions take the form of small spots (no more than a mm in size, often brownish in colour) on the surface of the painting and are debris and other feeding remains left by insects.
Related termsInsect Detritus
LiteraturePoyatos F., Morales F., Nicholson A.W., Giordano A., Physiology of biodeterioration on canvas paintings, 2018, in: Journal of Cellular Physiology vol. 233 issue 4, 2018., pp 2741-2751
Morrison R., Bagley-Young A., Burnstock A., van den Berg K.J., van Keulen H., An investigation of parameters for the use of citrate solutions for surface cleaning unvarnished paintings, 2007, in: Studies in Conservation vol 52 nr.4 2007, pp 255-270
Deposits and Stains(Insect) Excretions