Freezing before sending to Taxidermist?

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Freezing before sending to Taxidermist?

Postby duckman27 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:24 pm

I'm wondering what I should wrap a duck in before I freeze it? I have wrapped all the previous ducks I have had done in newspaper and put them in a plastic bag but I feel like I've heard guys on here saying not to do that. What should I do?
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Re: Freezing before sending to Taxidermist?

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:26 am

You are freezing a whole bird, and sending it to a taxidermist? It depends on how fast you ship, and how you insulate. I can send ground FedEx, and be safe. I will put the duck in an insulated cooler (the type some medicines are shipped in), and I also wrap the bird in insulation as well. I start by freezing the bird solid in two NEW freezer bags (no holes for leaks). I then wrap it in wall insulation, and tape it tight to the bird, then into the cooler that sits in a cardboard box. Tag the bird, and write the species on the outside of the box to stay legal.
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