can I

Submitted by Jim on 1/15/06 at 3:02 PM. ( ) 68.230.210.29

can i preserve a squirrel soaking it in borax solution or do i have to preserve it in a dp solution?

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don't soak

This response submitted by John W. on 1/15/06 at 3:11 PM. ( ) 12.215.63.237

Jim,to preserve the squirrel you put the borax or dry preserve on the flesh side of the squirrel and mount.


ok

This response submitted by jim on 1/15/06 at 3:13 PM. ( ) 68.230.210.29

Ohh ok i have been doing lot of fish and i thought u do the same. But you only have to rub the borax on and mount.
Thank you


No you do not soak mammals but you do fish.

This response submitted by Todd B on 1/15/06 at 3:26 PM. ( ) 4.224.159.140

Mammals you dry preserve and mount like John said. But fish you make a mix with the borax and water and soak the fish skin.

Todd B


I don't know Todd

This response submitted by George on 1/15/06 at 4:14 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 64.12.116.13

I've seen small game soaked in 50-/50 denatured alcohol and water. Works really well.


George

This response submitted by JB on 1/15/06 at 5:43 PM. ( ) 64.33.143.97

Have you tried the 50/50 mix? Just wondering if the life of the mount was the same as a DP (dry) small game mount. Thanks


Yes

This response submitted by George on 1/15/06 at 9:36 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.116.201

The denatured alcohol set the hair pretty well and the DP, liquified, seems to get into areas it might clog up on in the powder form. Haven't noticed any unique problems.


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