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Magnesium Carbonate

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by CDN.Back.To.Life, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. I am new to taxidermy and I purchased some Jonas Magnesium Carbonate a month ago. The box says to mix 3% peroxide with the powder to create a paste. The powder in my box is Grey. I researched Magnesium Carbonate on Wikipedia and the powder is supposed to be white. I tried to call Van Dykes where the powder was purchased but it is after hours.

    My question are as follows:
    If I put this grey powder(paste) on my deer skull I am planning to European is my skull gonna turn grey vs. the white color that should actually be?
    Did I get a bad batch or such?
    And any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

    Your skull should not turn grey. Just different color of their stuff. You can use stronger than 3% also without hurting anything.
     

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    The mag carb is really only a carrier for the peroxide. It is basically inert. Instead of 3% I would use the hair salon 30 or 40 VOL. 40 VOL is 12%.
     
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