The Mount Medix Mount Saver Hide Pre-Soak is designed to be used primarily by the professional taxidermist. As the name says, this product is a hide soak to be used prior to mounting. It is designed to be used on both wet and dry tanned hides. The wet tans it can be added to or replace the wash solution used to remove excess tanning oils as a final hide preparation prior to mounting. For dry tans it can be added to or replace the rehydration solution normally used. In both cases some of the Mount Medix bug proofing active will be absorbed by the hide adding another phase of protection to the mount. Couple the use of Hide Pre-Soak, with Mount Saver Glue Additive and Mount Protector allows a taxidermist to produce a bug proof mount.
Typically, this is a product that will only be used by the taxidermist during the preparation of the mounts. It is designed to be used on both wet and dry tanned hides. The wet tans it can be added to or replace the wash solution used to remove excess tanning oils as a final hide preparation prior to mounting. For dry tans it can be added to or replace the rehydration solution normally used. Since a single quart of Hide Soak makes 64 gallons of solution, the increased cost of using the product per mount is not very much.
There are processors in the freeze dry industry that will presoak their specimens in a Hide Pre-Soak solution prior to processing in the vacuum chambers. This is to render any residual tissue that may have been inaccessible inedible destructive insects. If this process is used please be sure your chambers do not have neoprene seals as the vapors of the active will destroy the neoprene.
Some taxidermists keep a large vat of the Hide Pre-Soak solution to soak incoming horns and antlers prior to storing in the horn rooms prior to mounting. This again will render any residual tissue that may be on the skull or skull cap inedible, thus helping to keep dermistids out of processing areas of the shop.
Available sizes and usage:
The Mount Medix Mount Saver Hide Pre-Soak is available in 16 fl. ounce, 32 fl. ounce bottles of Ready-To-Use. Generally, 0.5 fl. ounces, per 64 gallons of soaking solution.