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Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy

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Case Study: Flying Squirrel Treatment

Another of the specimens treated as part of our preparation for our Care of Historic Mammalian Taxidermy workshop at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 2017 … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Case Study: Lemur Mount Treatment Part 1: Condition Examination

In addition to testing the stability of metal-complex dyes, we have been studying condition issues facing historic taxidermy collections (see our previous posts on the Mammalogy condition survey) and performing … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dyed Fur Samples: Part 1

The first phase of our lightfastness testing aimed to establish the lightfastness of the Orasol® and similar Sorasolve metal-complex solvent dyes in isolation‒ that is, in the absence of a … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Accelerated Aging Chamber, Part 2

Part 1 of our posts on accelerated aging instrumentation introduced the Q-SUN Xe-3 accelerated aging chamber. In this posting we describe some of the challenges we have experienced in installing … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Special Post – Updated Team Taxidermy

Our blog posting took a short respite over the past few months, as we said a fond farewell and welcomed new members to our original Team Taxidermy. It was bittersweet … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment