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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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beard and fan question

I have a multi beard display and I was rearranging it to make room for this years beard. When I took it off the wall, one of the beards totally fell apart. That's the first time that's happened. I have always placed the beards in a container of salt for a month or so and salted the fan for the same amount of time. I was wondering if that's how everyone else does it. I've never had one fall apart like that, and I don't want it to happen to the test.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 11:39 AM
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Re: beard and fan question

Dont use salt...use borax
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Never heard of that happening. I pluck the beard off like a feather. No meat to worry about
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Re: beard and fan question

check the rest of the beards and the feathers to make sure there are not any bugs in it.

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Never heard of that happening. I pluck the beard off like a feather. No meat to worry about
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Re: beard and fan question

I've had a couple do that, maybe it has something to do with drying them with salt, since I haven't used borax either. I just used a glue gun & glued them back together at the meat end when they fell apart, seemed to work fine.

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Re: beard and fan question

As said already Borax will solve your problem. I have beards going back 40 years and they are still intact. I pluck the beard as well, grasp it really tight at the base of the beard and give it a good sharp yank. Set the end in Borax for a few days and you are good to go!
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I dip the tip (meat end) in polyurethane, which seals and preserves it. Never had a problem. As was already stated, Borax will also work well.

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Mice will eat the end off had that happen to me already
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 06:52 PM
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dont worry, thats better than my dog getting ahold of mine this year. i walked in after being out in the garden and he had every single strand pulled out. i literally picked every single strand up and put it back together. you'd never even know! note to self keep all important things out of dogs reach!
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