Whisker storage unit

If you own one or more cats, you will occasionally find a shed whisker lying around.

Unlike the little delaminated bits of claw, dismayingly frequent piles of vomit and prodigious amount of ordinary hairs that cats also leave lying around, shed whiskers look as if they ought to be good for something.

Regrettably, the cat's-whisker detector used in classic crystal radios does not use an actual cat whisker.

I'm also not a painter, so I don't need a super-fine single bristle for putting highlights in eyes.

I do own a microscope, but have not recently needed to push any minuscule shells around on a slide.

And I have no interest in enraging a cricket.

So I am, at the moment, unable to think of anything to do with spare whiskers. Until such time as I do, I've chosen to store them.

Whisker storage unit

Like so.

Whisker detail

I welcome any suggestions regarding what to make and/or do with this impressive collection.

3 Responses to “Whisker storage unit”

  1. RichVR Says:

    I have the same issue with quaker parrot tail feathers. Occasionally Scooby (our Quaker) will molt a lovely blue and green tail feather. They can be up to 5 1/2 inches long. And, yes, I save them all. I have enough feathers to build a bird now. They are too small to make writing instruments. Perhaps dollhouse feather dusters?

  2. darkith Says:

    Ahhh, so I'm not the only one who's picked up a whisker and had that "this outta be useful for something" thought.

    Nice to know I'm not the only crazy... ;)


  3. Matt Says:

    Can't say that I'm a cat person - at least my dogs clean up their own vomit.

    My dogs also don't insist on trekking across muddy fields and then sitting on the windscreen of my car.

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