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Preserving wings

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    Had some shot pigeons yday but I only wanted to keep the wings to attach to a dummy in future for training the new pup :) 

    I won’t be looking to introduce him to feather for a while but can’t guarantee they’ll always be around so we cut the wings off one of the birds yday, just wondering will they keep or do I need to do something that will preserve em? 

    Lloyd 

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    Just let them dry out naturally over a few months in a ventilated space and then keep them dry. I have wings I have been using on dummies for twenty years or more.

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    3 hours ago, Dave at kelton said:

    Just let them dry out naturally over a few months in a ventilated space and then keep them dry. I have wings I have been using on dummies for twenty years or more.

    Thanks Dave 

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    Just mind to keep the flies off them.

     

    A greenhouse is a handy thing for things like that, i've just dried a rabbit skin onto a small dummy for small cocker trainig (skinned rabbit like a sock so sleeves and dries tight on the dummy, felt bad killing the rabbit as very small but ideal for that dummy)

     

    Must admit i have had bother with moths in the past, from now on u can always keep ur eye out for roadkill pheasants too

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    Store them in a tuppaware type box with some silica gel in a net bag. Keeps the moths away and keeps the wings dry.

    14 hours ago, moondoggy said:

    Inject them with formaldehyde

    Possibly not a good idea. Formaldehyde is very poisonous.

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