I have recently installed a fireplace in my bar room. room is not to large but is full of mounted animals. I wonder if anyone out there has any experience with keeping the mounts from excessive drying. The fireplace radiates a alot of DRY heat I am concerned the mounts in my room may crack. I personally performed all the taxidermy on the animals and do not want anything to happen. I was thinking of rubbing vasoline on the nose and near the eyes to prevent the drying of the leather, do you think this would prevent cracking or a humidifier to supply moisture??? anyone have any comments or experience with this?