I found a shed skin of a snake, how to preserve?

Submitted by Ember on 05/12/2004 at 00:12. ( )

Hello, I simply found a shed skin of a large snake and would like to
keep it safe. How do I prevent it from eventual tearing etc. How would I preserve this type of skin?
Much thanks,

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preserving snake shed

This response submitted by Tony Finazzo on 05/12/2004 at 01:30. ( )

put it into an airtight container. Preferably in a vacuum.

Displaying shed snake skins---

This response submitted by hotater on 06/28/2004 at 18:48. ( )

About 1957 I put the shed skins of several pet snakes under the glass of my desk. Last time I was home I noticed they were still there but ragged and broken some.

Glue it on something

This response submitted by Stian on 8/9/04 at 7:55 PM. ( )

I found a shed snakeskin some years ago. I just glued it on a nylon felt and lackquered it. It is still in perfect shape, and will not tear.

Hair Spray

This response submitted by Gary Champagne II on 10/4/04 at 8:09 PM. ( )

Just apply several coats of hair spray to a dry skin.

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