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    How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    I'm just wondering how to mount and display the shed skin, and which method works the best.

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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    I dont know about mounting them, but I take the one piece sheds and roll em up and then put a rubber band on it.
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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    It's never really crossed my mind before, lol, but I'd think your best bet would probably be to pin it up as is if you want to display it stretched out. To keep it preserved you could put it in a air tight jar or a plastic sheet (like the one's for office stores).

    I really have no idea though, might want to contact a natural history place or something.

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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    Why would you want to do that? It is dead skin. It usually has poop or urates on it.

    Sorry but thats just nasty.
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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Cavanaugh View Post
    Why would you want to do that? It is dead skin. It usually has poop or urates on it.

    Sorry but thats just nasty.
    but not always


    get some stuff called MOD PODGE
    (can be found at walmart or any craft store)

    depending on how you are looking to display it is on how you would use the mod podge though.

    *hint*
    get a few bad sheds (or peices) and test it out with those first in some various ways to see what way will work best for you and the way you want to display it.


    I have thought about spray painting one with some red paint letting it dry then mounting it onto a peice of wood (1 x 4) painted black then once it's dried doing a little dry brushing with some gold leaf.

    ~sigh~ but I still have yet to get one in one peice cause they like to rip em in half

    *** just from experiance
    the mod podge gives them a plasticy feel but it will dry clear.
    the more coats you put on it the stiffer it will get, but still use care working with them so not to tare it.
    havent tried to put it on anything though***

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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    I bet some polyurethane on a board would make it look pretty sick if you sliced it down the belly and laid it out to dry as flat as you can get it. Then just do layers and layers of the stuff to display it on the board
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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    just lay it out and let it dry. I have a shed from my pastel when he was a baby.

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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    Am I the only one that thinks this is a little strange?

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    Re: How to Preserve a Shed Snake Skin

    Quote Originally Posted by xxxxdopeyxxxx View Post
    I'm just wondering how to mount and display the shed skin, and which method works the best.
    I've got two hanging on my wall with thumb tacks. I unraveled them when they were fresh and just stuck them up there. They've been up there for months and they're still in perfect condition.
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