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So I got a bobcat's paw...
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)23:18 UTC+1 No.277440 Report

So I got a bobcat's paw (front) after doing necropsies on bobcats with the local DNR. I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to preserve it, kinds like a rabbits foot (only without the keychain).
The guides I've seen for rabbits fur soak them in 75% alcohol for 48 hrs then wash them with washing detergent. They then wash them again with borax/water and set them out to dry. Anyone know if this will work for the bobcat pay as well?
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Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)23:24 UTC+1 No.277443 Report

Soak in 90% isopropyl alchohol for at least a week. the alchohol will draw out water and dessicate the paw. Air dry it then stick it in either borax or salt for 2 weeks. This treatment will only keep it from degrading. It will not stop moths and beetles from eating the fur or proteins. for that you need a chemical treatment.
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