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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'll ask the obvious question. What happens when they start eating plastic we don't want eaten?

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[–] DeltaBravoTango 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It'll probably be like wood. It rots, and it needs to be treated.

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[–] diodine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

and then when the treated plastics start being polluted?

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[–] diodine 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I vaguely recall some car company, I think Toyota, using environmentally friendly insulation in their wiring, then come to find out rodents etc would actively seek out and eat said insulation because it was nutritious.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There were several companies that went that route. We never had our wires chewed. Could be luck, could be our cat. But we've had the car 16 years and the cat for 2.

The car companies (they are being sued) say that rodents will chew up any wiring if you have an infestation, and they aren't wrong.

Ever seen what rodents will do to wiring in a house with normal insulation?

People that have mice and are worried about their cars have taken to pepper spraying the wiring, or buying special pepper tape to wrap the wires in.

Edit: not sure who else besides toyota and lexus, and pretty sure toyota makes lexus.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I vaguely recall some car company, I think Toyota, using environmentally friendly insulation in their wiring,

That's just fucking stupid. The last thing I want to be biodegradable is insulation.