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Rehydrating Dry Preserved Hide

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by VanadiumWolf, Nov 30, 2022.

  1. VanadiumWolf

    VanadiumWolf New Member

    Not sure if this is the right area to post this, I apologize if it's not.
    I have a muntjac head mount I suspect is dry preserved. The anatomy on the nose/mouth is god awful and I would really like to try to fix it, even if the improvements are just marginal. Is there a way to rehydrate the hide without it ending up rotting? I've been skimming the forums and have seen a couple posts about rehydrating dry preserve but nothing that really answers my question, just a lot of people arguing over which technique is better. I have experience remounting with tanned hides, but not dry preserve. Is there a special way to go about doing it or can I use the regular rehydration method (salt+water)? I dont plan on rehydrating the whole thing, just the problem areas.
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    It’s the same method but chances are greater of having issues.
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  3. VanadiumWolf

    VanadiumWolf New Member

    Ok, thank you a bunch!
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