Recovery Priority during the first 24-48 hours:
- Immediately dry or freeze if there are too many to air dry within 24 hours.
- Animal skin becomes very limp when moist and gel-like if left wet for too long.
- Shrinkage and distortions increase with degree of wetness.
- Extremely wet vellum or parchment may be very fragile, so handle gently with even support.
- Do not blot or tightly compress items with soluble inks.
- Do not use absorbent interleaving with soluble media.