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Submitted by Tom on 02/24/2003. ( )

I want to mount a trout using 50/50 denatured alcohol & water,but I can't find how long I must soak the fish.

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Cut it down, indefinately

This response submitted by Kenneth on 02/24/2003. ( )

I have been using 1/3 to 2/3 water. This keeps the skin/fins from getting a little too stiff. I have left them in there for a couple of weeks. Usually over night is fine. Make sure to rinse them in clear water.

What's the benefit?

This response submitted by reelife on 02/24/2003. ( )

I've been using the old borax and water for years. What is the reason or advantage to alcohol and water? Just curious...Tom Sexton sometimes used Methanol for coldwater fish to help hold the scales, does denatured alcohol do the same?

Color, Painting, Smell, Drying,,,,

This response submitted by Kenneth on 02/25/2003. ( )

Retains color much better. Chrystalization isn't possible either. Cut down of fishy smell. Speeds up drying time. I have used the borax solution before, I prefer this better. Good Luck.

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