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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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)