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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Mount storage?

I am moving and will need to put some stuff in storage until our new home is ready. What is the best way to store mounts, mainly fish, for an extended period? I think I have a place to keep my deer, bird and small game mounts, but the fish will definately be going to storage. Is it best to package them in boxes or try to let them out so they are not in the confined area of a box?
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Re: Mount storage?

not sure it matters, but what does matter is any type of pressure against the fins, try to avoid that at all costs. I had a few fish packed for less than a month and I ended up with broken/bent fins. The best would be to find someone willing to hang them in their man cave for you until you are ready for them, if that is possible. that way there is no chance of storage damage.

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Re: Mount storage?

put them in a box, run a couple screws with a large washer on them from the outside into the back, wood, or habitat that they are mounted on. I have shipped many mounts this way, used foam and bubble wrap to lessen the vibration but you wont need it just to store them. Just make sure not to put anything heavy on top of these boxes! if you use a big box or build a wood crate you can put miltiple mounts together. Let me know if you need more help.
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Re: Mount storage?

Are there any issues with storing them in a storage unit with no climate control?
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Get a piece of plywood, put screws into it, and hang them on it. Put it in the storage unit with a solid heavy item at the bottom to prevent kick out! Then you have no worries with them and the fins won't get bent or damaged.
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Re: Mount storage?

build a box and mount it to the inside. wrap it carefully with plastic/garbage bag, and spray triple expanding foam around it. that should work for an extended time, just make sure the mount is covered

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Re: Mount storage?

Thanks for all of the input. I assume since nobody replied about keeping them in an unconditioned space, it is a non-issue.
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Re: Mount storage?

I am not the taxi but my husband is and I think if it will be extreme changes (freezing in winter to summer heat) that it could crack the top coat/paint job. If they are skin mounts, I would be worried about bugs. BUt again I am not the taxi and he is not here to ask.

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