Care Of Your Mounted Trophy

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by LordRusty, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Mtgoat

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    I wanted to share some more information about the danger of insect damage. First, here is a link to a Yale University technical discussion of the problem. Unfortunately there are no illustrations. [NHCOLL-L:5363] RE: moths and taxidermy mounts

    Another site (in the UK I believe) with a good discussion about the various things that can damage your mounts is here: taxidermy - Pests and Problems - Museum Pests It includes citations for its information sources. It mentions another important source of damage - sunlight. Just as sun can bleach fabric, it can also bleach the hair on your mounts.

    Next, I recommend that you take a look at this site. While it does wander off into the weeds a bit since the site is about antique taxidermy, it is an excellent discussion of the insect problem and includes photos.
    Taxidermy Housekeeping

    Finally, if you want to read more, I recommend a Google search for TAXIDERMY INSECT DAMAGE. It will produce many sites with a wealth of information and, of course, some that are way off topic.
     

  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    Thank you for the resources Mtgoat!
     

  3. Sir_Phobos

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    What great advice, I will be sure to keep the needed items in a separate container for easy and convenient carry and use on my trophies. I want to be sure that how they look now will be how they look every time i see them.
     

  4. sonnyn913

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    Thanks for the great info. It will come in handy for sure.
     

  5. Matt_WY

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    Anybody have any tricks/tips for cleaning 'habitat' around the mounts?
     

  6. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    Swiffer on a stick, Also GO get some MATTE finish clear and spray it , the matte will eat the dust and make it look nicer, Gloss works but will shine, Krylon Matte or Gloss.
     
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    Thanks @The Artistry of Wildlife
     

  8. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Very good post . Thanks for sharing.
     

  9. Newboomer

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    John, that was a wealth of info. I have heard tips and tricks but that really put it into perspective. Now I know the right way to care for my mounts. Many thanks.
     

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    Thank you . Forrest
     

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