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    Cat hair on negatives

    Is there a way to get cat hair to not cling to negatives? When they are drying, for some reason the negatives act as a magnet, especially the hair of my white cat. Then when I start *CENSORED* it, I get these nice enlarged views of cat hair that I have to deal with.

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    Clean out and then keep the cat out of the room where you dry the negatives?
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    One of the tricks is to close the door to the shower and turn on the shower HOT for a minute or so. Then shut it off, hang your film in the shower stall with curtain closed and door closed. If you can, close the AC vent also. It takes a while to dry but moisture in the air takes down the dust and possibly cat hair also.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    The cat must go.There aren't many things in this life as important as your negatives.

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    Give the cat a coat of varnish as it helps keep the hair under control.

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    Get a Poodle cross like me, they don't shed their fur....but cats are great aren't they, might just have to give up photography ):

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    I have cats and I keep them out of the darkroom. Also, good housekeeping is also key. You will make a static charge on your negs when you pull it out of the plastic sleeves. I clean my enlarger and my negs when I print. Another solution is to get a Sphinx

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    The cat MUST go.The negative is King.

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    No matter what you do, the cat will come back.

    Get a rat... That will keep the cat occupied and out of the darkroom...

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