Wet specimen & mummy care
After Care for Wet Specimens
- All of my wet specimens are fixed in formalin by me
- Everything is leeched in distilled water and then stored in 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Upon arrival your wet will be wrapped in paper towel soaked in 70% iso, if a jar is provided just top it off with more 70% iso or find a suitable jar and top it off that way.
- After about a year the alcohol is expected to yellow, this is normal, the alcohol can be changed and dumped down the sink. The specimen can even be rinsed if you see fit.
- Keep wet specimens out of the sun and away from heaters as isopropyl alcohol is flammable.
- Keep wet specimens away and out of reach of children and pets
After Care for Mummies
- Mummies are wet specimens that have all the moisture drawn out
- If the specimen is very small it may not be formalin fixed and just dried that way. This applies to feet sometimes as well.
- Mummies are very picky, they do not like sunlight, heat, humidity, etc. They are kind of like jerky. All mummies are suspectable to bugs, shedding and moisture in uncontrolled environments.
- I try to make all my mummies encased to protect it from the elements, but sometimes it doesn't work.
- Mummies should be frozen at least twice a year, either for one week on one week off then one week on again or for 2 weeks total, this should be done around warmer and more humid months (ex. beginning and end of summer, middle of spring and middle of fall, etc.)
- Diatomaceous earth, borax and pet and plant safe bug spray are okay to use on mummies
- Keep mummies AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS
If you have any further questions feel free to reach out through email or message me on my socials