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Granular Preservative

Postby duxrus » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:59 am

I have used Wasco's Dry Preservative for Y-E-A-R-S but apparently after Mckenzies took over they have changed it. :fingerhead: It used to be a nice granular makeup about the consistancy of salt but now it is more like powdered borax. I HATE it .....this new stuff clumps up and leaves residue everywhere when the original stuff didn't do either.

Does anyone know where to buy a more "salt" like preservative ?

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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby Frank Lopez » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:25 pm

Why not just use granular borax? I've used 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry soap for years with no problems.

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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby alanwebfoot » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:25 pm

I use borax too simply because its readily availabe ,but for some dry preservative is what they're used to. It contains borax I think along with alum and talc.
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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby duxrus » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:32 pm

Frank Lopez wrote:Why not just use granular borax? I've used 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry soap for years with no problems.

Frank



Frank,

Where do you buy it ? I will gladly give it a try. :thumbsup:

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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby The Waterfowler » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:15 pm

Walmart.

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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby cootlover » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:17 pm

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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby Frank Lopez » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Brian,

As has been noted, Walmart is one place. Try your local supermarket, too. The brand's been around for years, so it should be readily available.

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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby duxrus » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:39 pm

Thanks to all.... :beer:
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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby rivercountry » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:13 pm

I have talked with a taxidermist here, he uses borax and dry preservative together. I dont know why he chooses to do it this way but is there anything wrong with just using borax and can you get the same results?
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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby duxrus » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:25 pm

I believe borax is techinically only an "insecticide" so that does make sense to mix them......but bird skins are so thin there really isn't much to "preserve".
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Re: Granular Preservative

Postby rivercountry » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:17 pm

Thanks Dux oh yeah Mckenzies sell a Puffed Borax it might be the texture that your looking for. It feels little larger grained than what I have bought at the grocery store.
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