I mounted an axis deer @ 21/2 weeks ago. Tanned with McKenzie Tan like always. This time I tried using caulk as paste (as an experiment since they are selling it in McKenzie now and have videos doing such. The hair is not locked in place, when I tried to check it for dry the hair is loose (not slipping). The ear base is still not setup either. I am afraid that there is to much moisture from something maybe the caulk, I don't know. Any suggestions on possibly locking the hair and saving this mount. There is no smell to imply bacteria or rot, it looks great it is just not dry and the hair did not or has not locked. God Bless, Darrell
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What on earth possessed you to try a new product on an animal that would be tough or expensive to replace? Good Luck. I hope you don't need it.
First off, sounds like you probably have a weak cape to begin with and right now you have high humidity I'd guess. Secondly I'd put a dehumidifier in the room and blow the fan on it close up and full blast. That has to dry it out fast. It does for me. I just don't see the caulking keeping it wet.
if you left the back uf the neck thick
youll end up with a bigger problem
because its not drying and if you left it thick
it has a possibility of starting to rot
also id stick to the suppliers with the hide paste
they put stuff on there to stop mold and other problems
next time you want to experiment which is fun sometimes
do it on something easier to replace
axis are not the easiest critters to mount up
and are quite expensive if you blow the job