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    Preserving velvet antler

    We managed to catch up with an injured Roe buck at the weekend with a broken antler and a possible broken neck. He's nothing special but he took some getting and the pup found him easily with no definate start point. My question is how dou you do the head to preserve the antler that's in velvet? It's only attached by velvet as the bone is broken. The blood supply was still active.
    Last edited by Paul 600; 13-05-2012 at 19:47.

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    Ask one of the taxidermist experts in the taxidermy section mate!
    Got any photos?

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    Good point! I will get Colin onto the pics!

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    No, didn't take any photos of it at the time, but I will when I take it out of the freezer. It's still in the skin as I didn't want to push my luck when I got back.

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    I think they use formaldahyde

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    Formaldehyde and water solution (20%) for hard antler covered in velvet.
    Last edited by Uncle Buck; 13-05-2012 at 21:21.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Hi Chaps
    I have a couple of Roe Heads That i have cleaned the Velvet off
    can any body tell me what i can colour the Antlers with.


    Regards 3006

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotshot 3006 View Post
    Hi Chaps
    I have a couple of Roe Heads That i have cleaned the Velvet off
    can any body tell me what i can colour the Antlers with.


    Regards 3006
    Potassium Permanganate:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5790365_use-...n-antlers.html
    MS

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    Thanks
    I will try that
    Can i buy that from my local Chemist

    Hotshot 3006

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