I am thinking about trying to mount a few ducks next year. Having never done this before, I have started reading and watching videos. My question is, how do you cure the skin. I have seen using just borax and using a curing liquid. Any thoughts/suggestions here would be great.
mckenizes sells a liquid cure after you defat it soak it in the cure for 24 hours it is also used for curing fish skins it works well. the borax will work in drying the skin and bug proofing it but this helps cure the skin an stop the grease from coming out years down the road which is why you see some ducks tht look greasy also another explain is a old squirrel mount that is ragged looking because the hide was cured using just borax which is why I use a rub in tan for my squirrels. in short you can do either just the quality of your work is what will be affected and another tip don't use heavy thread I actually use dental floss to sew them up.
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