borax?

Submitted by stanley on 5/1/05 at 9:30 AM. ( kirbybrostaxidermy@hotmail.com ) 66.82.9.26

I know most of you guys hate the thought off mounting anny thing with borax but if I was to mount a fox pedistal with borax how long would it last. And can I just rub it on the skin and slide it on the form or should I let it soak fo a little while. one more ? how many of you guys use borax compared to dry preservative and what is the bigest thing that you would mount with it. thanks for all the help in advance.

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Stanley

This response submitted by George on 5/1/05 at 9:59 AM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 64.12.116.137

Today, I wouldn't go any larger than a coyote or lynx with dry preservative. PERSONALLY, I'd never use plain borax on the mounts because I like the drying enhancement of the talc and the astringent qualities of the alum AND the insect repelling of borax in DP more than I do borax alone.

Likely, the mounts will last as long as they're cared for.


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