Wilson Taxidermy In Monterey,tn
Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:03 PM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 07:46 AM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:28 AM
A quick turn around Taxidermist is almost guaranteed to being doing a "Dry Preservative" mount. You get your stuff back much quicker but the life of the mount is SEVERELY limited. Dry preservative mounts look good for only a couple years. The dry preservative treatment is however not a true tanning process. Eventually the hide actually starts to rot and decay. There is no saving the capes on "Dry Preservative" mounts. I've seen deer mounts actually turn green that were done this way. Don't try to save money and time going this route, you will surely end up regretting it. Pigs have an incredible amount of fat on their hides. This fat accelerates the rotting process. Dry preservatives can fail in a very short time unless the cape is fleshed out perfectly.
18 months to 2 yrs to get mounts back nowadays isn't outrageous from a reputable taxidermist using tanned capes. Just look at it as more time to save for the work.
Like I said, call Grady. He will give you the straight scoop. Be patient. It will be worth it. I understand trophy stress. Honestly, I've been burned by slob taxidermists in the past. So I'm pretty sensitive to that. Lost trophies and deposits really suck! Grady has too big a business to risk with that shenanigans. At one point we had no idea where my Africa stuff was. That was extremely stressful, to say the least. It worked out. It was a nail biter for a while though.
Edited by Leo, 09 April 2008 - 11:29 AM.
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