I tried to post a couple of pictures in a reply on how to preserve velvet on antlers. Since I had already done a reply, it would not let me post pictures. Sooooo, here goes with a new forum topic.
I just wanted to post a picture or two of a couple of animals I've taken in the velvet and how they can be mounted, either with or without the velvet.
The first is my moose taken in Alaska. As you can see, he was in the velvet. We went to a car wash and power washed all the velvet off. It ended up being pretty white. My taxidermist stained it the color you see in the finished product.
The next animal is a small mule deer I took last fall. I didn't even keep those antlers.
The final animal is a caribou I took in Alaska many years ago. I wanted it to look just like it did when I got it, so I had the taxidermist inject formaldehyde into the velvet. Hope you enjoy these.