Topic: Long-term cane storage

I recently purchased a couple different varieties of some very good cane in large amounts. I'll be storing about 300 pieces of gouged cane for future use. But since I've always been a "purchase as you go" kind of reed maker, I have no experience holding cane for long periods of time.
Does anyone have any advice for long-term cane storage? I want to make sure that I preserve the quality of the cane, and ideally even improve on it.
Any thoughts?


Re: Long-term cane storage

Keep it dry and not in a sealed container. A plastic drawer should be fine. As long as it doesn't get wet I don't see any need for any special storage considerations.

Obviously don't keep it near a heat source where it would over dry and possibly split.

M.M.A., D.M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: B.Mus. Lawrence University
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds