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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Freezing a fox?

Can I freeze a fox that I want to have mounted. If so, for how long? And how should it be wrapped? Any recommendations on a taxi who does nice work on foexes in the Harrisburg/York area?
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Re: Freezing a fox?

Call your taxidermist, he will give the best advice. He's the one that will have to work with it.

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Re: Freezing a fox?

my "taxi" tells me 6 months tops before the eyelashes, whiskers etc will start to freezer burn. I'll PM you the info you asked for as well

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Re: Freezing a fox?

3-6 monthh most times is not a problem but cant count on your taxidermist getting to it rite away ,by 9 months or so
the is a much greater risk of requiring repairs from dry ears while turning so if ya need to freeze long term it would be better to have skined & tanned for future mountin
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Re: Freezing a fox?

Wrap it up good in a substantial plastic bag, get the air out and seal it up. I will be mountable for a long time depending on the packaging. A long time meaning a year or so, but it is best to get it taken care of properly asap.
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Re: Freezing a fox?

If you are looking "York" area for a fox specialist, send me a pm. "Nightstalker" on the forum can give you a reference LOL.

Wrapped in sealed thick plastic they will last a year just fine in the freezer.
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Re: Freezing a fox?

i also heard that its depends on if you have a automatic or manual defrost freezer, the manual freezers dont shut off to defrost like the automatic ones which turn off every so often to defrost the ice build up. my taxi told me that you can keep them stored longer in a manual defrost freezer.
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