Losing Inner Ear Hair ?

Submitted by J on 12/12/05 at 7:39 PM. ( )

I've never had this problem before.. I'm in the process of mounting a mule deer and the inner hair is slipping.. There's hardly any left.. What now ? Any answers ? I'm at a loss.. I do use a commercial tannery, so there's no question of it being my own fault.. What should I do ?

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This response submitted by AndyO on 12/12/05 at 8:09 PM. ( ajossola@yahoo.com )

Mule deer are notorious for slippage in the ears. I've repaired ears using coyote fur. I have a box of scrap furs I will sometimes dip into to fix slips or scars. Pinch a section of matched fur, cut off, dab some superglue on the slip spot, apply fur, and let dry. You can do some trimming if needed. You may have to replace the whole ear if the slippage is too bad.

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This response submitted by Mr.T on 12/12/05 at 9:29 PM. ( )

apply a thin skim coat of silicone caulk, press cotton balls into the caulk, let dry completely, then pull the bulk of the cotton balls out leaving the new hair.

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