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Dry Preservative Question

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Mad Dawg Taxidermy, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Hey guys, is dp and borax the same thing?
     
  2. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    Nope
     

  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Absolutely not. There are several different combinations of ingredients in dry preservative. Most have a major ingredient of talc, used to dry the skin, then there is borax, to repel insects, and alum, which acts as an astringent. Some have naptha (smells like mothballs) others have black pepper (as an insect repellent).
     
  4. Ok thanks! I didn't think they were but I didn't know. Appreciate it.