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CARE OF THE FINISHED MOUNT:

There is nothing about the modern taxidermy method that guarantees a mount will not be damaged by insects. In the old days arsenic was used to poison the skin which killed any bug that ate into it. Thankfully that is a thing of the past. More recent environmental restrictions on insect killers with residual properties have removed some effective, yet hazardous products from the market. At Fox-fire Taxidermy each mount is prepared using proven up-to-date methods which remove most of the organic material that can attract bugs.

Excess heat, sunlight, and bright lights can be very damaging to taxidermy mounts. Avoid placing a mount over any heat source or where sunlight will fall directly on it. Indirect lighting is best. Smoking near mounts causes more damage than most people realize. Cigarette smoke clings to almost anything, and in a fairly short time it can cause mounts to yellow.

The best thing one can do to protect the taxidermy investment is to dust mounts often. Keeping a mount clean is important and if you notice signs of insects on or around the mount contact a competent taxidermist.


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