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How should I store a fish before I bring it to the taxidermist? (I don’t plan on bringing it for a week or longer so not sure how to store) Tin Foil? Plastic? Newspaper?

Question by scrawford8872. Uploaded on April 19, 2011

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from JGooding1 wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Most places do replica fish mounts anymore so make sure you have lots of pictures so they can get the scale color matched because so many fish lose their color fast. But as far as wrapping goes I have no idea.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 2 days ago

wrap it in freezer paper or plastic wrap or both. then a towel and put it in the freezer.

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from scrawford8872 wrote 3 years 2 days ago

JGooding, Im getting a skin mount, the replicas cost a little more and there just not the same in my opinion. Of cource I took alot of pictures though!

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from LAKEM0NSTER85 wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Last year when I had a nice crappie mounted, my taxidermist told me to wrap it in a soaken wet towel, & put it in the freezer til I could get it to him.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Wet towel wrapped in newspaper and then garbage bag. It helps to put in a meat box if you can find one locally from a butcher. The wet towel will keep the scales from drying out as well as the tail. The newspaper will insulate it to stablize the body and keep it from freezer burning. The garbage bag is to keep it from sweating will transporting it. The box will protect it and add insulation.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Wet towel wrapped in newspaper and then garbage bag. It helps to put in a meat box if you can find one locally from a butcher. The wet towel will keep the scales from drying out as well as the tail. The newspaper will insulate it to stablize the body and keep it from freezer burning. The garbage bag is to keep it from sweating will transporting it. The box will protect it and add insulation.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 2 days ago

don't keep it in the freezer for too long.

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from codyboyd wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

don't listen to anyone who says to wrap it in a towel. This may be a little late but put it in a bag filled with water and freeze it like that. It will last a life time without getting freezer burned. My grandpa is a taxidermist, and you have no idea how hard it is to save a fish wrapped in a towel, newspaper, or plastic wrap. Hope you didn't already freeze it.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 2 days ago

wrap it in freezer paper or plastic wrap or both. then a towel and put it in the freezer.

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from JGooding1 wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Most places do replica fish mounts anymore so make sure you have lots of pictures so they can get the scale color matched because so many fish lose their color fast. But as far as wrapping goes I have no idea.

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from LAKEM0NSTER85 wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Last year when I had a nice crappie mounted, my taxidermist told me to wrap it in a soaken wet towel, & put it in the freezer til I could get it to him.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 2 days ago

don't keep it in the freezer for too long.

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from scrawford8872 wrote 3 years 2 days ago

JGooding, Im getting a skin mount, the replicas cost a little more and there just not the same in my opinion. Of cource I took alot of pictures though!

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Wet towel wrapped in newspaper and then garbage bag. It helps to put in a meat box if you can find one locally from a butcher. The wet towel will keep the scales from drying out as well as the tail. The newspaper will insulate it to stablize the body and keep it from freezer burning. The garbage bag is to keep it from sweating will transporting it. The box will protect it and add insulation.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 2 days ago

Wet towel wrapped in newspaper and then garbage bag. It helps to put in a meat box if you can find one locally from a butcher. The wet towel will keep the scales from drying out as well as the tail. The newspaper will insulate it to stablize the body and keep it from freezer burning. The garbage bag is to keep it from sweating will transporting it. The box will protect it and add insulation.

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from codyboyd wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

don't listen to anyone who says to wrap it in a towel. This may be a little late but put it in a bag filled with water and freeze it like that. It will last a life time without getting freezer burned. My grandpa is a taxidermist, and you have no idea how hard it is to save a fish wrapped in a towel, newspaper, or plastic wrap. Hope you didn't already freeze it.

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