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How do you PRESERVE Velvet Antlers?

Old 07-06-2016, 01:46 PM
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how is freeze drying done ?
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:02 PM
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You need special vacuum refrigeration chamber, it isn't anything you can do yourself and it is expensive to have done.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:33 PM
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Freeze Dry
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:32 AM
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My taxidermist has a buck in his studio that has a spray-on velvet. And it looks very real.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308 View Post
My taxidermist has a buck in his studio that has a spray-on velvet. And it looks very real.
Do you happen to know the brand?
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:30 PM
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I have a Canadian Mountain Caribou that was in full velvet when I shot it in 1999. The outfitter liberally painted the antlers with turpentine, nail pricked the ends of the points, and hung the antlers upside down in the shade.
As soon as I got home, my taxidermist sent the antlers off to be freeze dried. The antlers still look like they did the day that I shot him.
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