Faded Color

Submitted by Jeremiah on 07/26/2004 at 13:39. ( Bradskully@webtv.net ) netcache-3004.bay.webtv.net

I mounted a Gaboon about two months ago and all of the color faded to dull browns and tans. How do I keep the color or do they have to be airbrushed? I used borax as a preseritive. Please Help!
Thank you, Jeremiah

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Try WD-40

This response submitted by wetnwild on 07/26/2004 at 15:39. ( )

Gaboons, have a very dry look to them because in real life they are bottom dwellers, and hide to ambush prey in the leaf litter on forest floors. They are normally a dull, leaf colred skin color for this reason. However, if you spray the skin with wd-40, it will give the skin more luster and bring back some of the faded look to the skin. When you fresh mount them, the skin is wet i assume, therfor it appears glossy and slick, and bright. However in real life, they are dry, and how you say( dont like to appear to stand out)

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