FAQ's

General questions.

Mount Medix LLC is a company founded in the USA to provide high quality, natural products to the taxidermy industry. The Mount Medix product program is a cleaning, protection and maintenance program for the taxidermy mounts.  The Mount Medix products have been on the market for more than 10 years and are used by 10.000’s of hunters, museums, taxidermists, retailers and taxidermy collectors.

Mount Medix products are distributed in Europe by the company Like Nature Aps, Randersvej 397, DK-8330 Trige, Denmark. Company registration no. DK-37289434 

Webshop: https://www.likenature.eu

There are 10,000s of satisfied Mount Medix users and on the internet you can find a myriad of positive feedback from users, plus we have several testimonials. See some of them at this link:

There are no companies within professional pest control that can or will provide a 100% guarantee that no insect infestation can occur in a subject or a room that has been treated. Nor can Mount Medix guarantee that. BUT if proper Mount Medix cleaning treatment is performed (either preventative or extermination) and followed up with an annual or semi-annual treatment, it is 99.9% certain that there will never be insect-related damage to a taxidermy mount. The cleaning and ingredients in the Mount Medix products will eliminate the taxidermy mount as a food source for insects and their larvae. Mount Medix turns the mount into a place where no insects are interested to live.

All Mount Medix products are based on natural ingredients and can be purchased and applied without a pesticide license. Mount Saver is easy to use, leaves behind a pleasant odour and will clean and remove dust and debris from the mounts. It is safer and less damaging than using dangerous pesticides, often used by exterminators lacking taxidermy knowledge.

You have several options of purchasing the products:

– From a Mount Medix Authorised Dealer
– On-line at web shop: https://www.likenature.eu/mountmedix

1. You can do all the work (protection treatment, extermination and maintenance) as a “Do-it-your-self” (DIY). You will find all the information and instructions on the product labels, and more information plus videos on our website.

2. You can also search for an authorised Mount Medix dealer to perform the job on a consultancy basis. It will typically be a local professional taxidermist.

3. As an alternative you can ask for a “Mount Medix Service Team” to come and do the job at your address. These teams are appointed by Mount Medix and are trained in the use of the products and treatments. Please complete the form “I need help and we will give you a quotation for the job. Upon your acceptance, we will appoint a team to go to your address and perform the job.

The estimated usage you can find on “Technical Bulletins”. Below is the information in brief:

PROTECTION & MAINTENANCE JOBS

Mount Protector: It takes approximately 100ml of product to treat a Fallow Deer size shoulder mount. How many mounts it treats is heavily dependent on the size of the mount, thickness of hair and product absorption.

Taxidermy Fade Protector: It takes approximately 50-100ml of product to treat a Fallow Deer size shoulder mount. How many mounts it treats is heavily dependent on the size of the mount, thickness of hair and product absorption.

Horn & Antler Conditioner:

The product will treat many sets of horns and antlers as the usage per mount is small.  How many mounts it treats is heavily dependent on the size and product absorption.

Eye Polish and Cleaner: A bottle of 59 ml will clean about 50 set of eyes depending on the level of initial cleanliness.

EXTERMINATION JOBS

When you use the products Mount Saver, Mount Saver Hoof and Horn, Mount Saver Pro Ad, Mount Saver Powder the usage is dependent of the state of insect infestation, size of the mount, thickness of hair and product absorption.

FAQ for Hunters / Taxidermy Mount Collector / Museums

The protection of the taxidermy mount is done with “Mount Protector”. It is like furniture polish for taxidermy. Mist it on and wipe away any excess. Mount Protector will eliminate the taxidermy mount as a food source for insects and their larvae when used for routine semi-annual cleaning. This product also contains conditioners to prevent the hair and hide drying out, as well as making the mount easier to keep clean. Mount Protector will leave the mount smelling fresh and clean.  Mount Protector can be used on most mount surfaces, including hair, feathers, antlers, horns, hooves, paws and even habitat. When used in conjunction with other Mount Saver products, Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. Note: we do not recommend using Mount Protector on fish without testing its compatibility with the clear coats and finishes on the fish before use. This product will not create a tacky build-up and can be used multiple times a year for the life of your mount.

Probably because of global warming, the people behind Mount Medix have seen insect infestation in trophy mounts escalate in recent years. There are millions of taxidermy mounts in hunter’s homes, trophy collectors, museums and schools that have never been “insect-proofed” or protected from insect attacks. Suddenly and without any warning these mounts show signs of insect attacks.

As a hunter and trophy collector you now have an effective solution based on natural products to eliminate insect infestation in taxidermy. Mount Saver is a product created specifically for the taxidermy industry to effectively eliminate the insects, which infest the mounts and cause damage. Mount Saver can be purchased and applied without a pesticide license. Mount Saver is easy to use, leaves behind a pleasant odour and will clean and remove dust and debris from the mounts. It is safer and less damaging than using dangerous pesticides often used by exterminators lacking taxidermy knowledge. Mount Saver is available in convenient “Ready to Use” or more economical concentrate for larger jobs. For the extermination job you need these products

– Mount Saver
– Mount Saver Hoof & Horn (H+H)
– Mount Pro Ad
– Mount Saver Powder

See more detailed information, instruction and videos, click here.

Mount Medix also offer a program for the maintenance of taxidermy mounts.

Mount Protector is perfect for annual or semi-annual treatment of the taxidermy mount. Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. See description above.

Mount Fade Protector was created to protect the colour of the mounts. It will stop the colour fading or yellowing that occurs with all mounts as they age and are exposed to natural and artificial light. Fade Protector is sprayed on the mount and allowed to dry, where it bonds to hair, fur and feathers to create a long-lasting protective barrier against artificial and natural light. Since colour change is a relatively slow and irreversible process, most people don’t realize it’s occurring until it’s too late. If the mounts are close to windows or in rooms that are frequently lighted, this products is a must-have!!

Horn and Antler Conditioner is a penetrating siliconised oil blend that does not leave a sticky residue. Creates an authentic sheen and enhances the natural colour of the horn or antler. Simply apply, wait an hour and wipe off excess. Makes cleaning and dust removal easier since the siliconised oils help shed dirt.

Taxidermy Eye Polish will renew the sheen to older eyes. This product is an excellent eye cleaner.  For Professionals: The Eye Polish is applied to the eyes and allowed to dry before mounting. The removal of glue and paint can be done with a cotton swab moistened with the cleaner.

FAQ for Taxidermists

When you use the “1-2-3” step Mount Medix in your production process you can produce insect-proofed taxidermy mounts:

Step 1 – Mount Saver Glue Additive

This is the first step in the Mount Medix long-term taxidermy insect protection program. The Mount Saver Glue Additive is simple mixed into the glue at a rate of 1.5% by weight. Mount Saver Glue Additive is compatible with all common taxidermy adhesives. The Glue Additive can be used with pastes, two-part epoxies and glues without changing the set-up/dry-time or the adhesion properties of the adhesives. It can also be used to mix in PU foam. 

Step 2 – Mount Saver Hide Pre Soak

The Pre Soak additive is simply mixed into cool water that is used as the presoak or rinses. 1 tablespoon in 4 litres of cool water is enough. Any wet tanned hide can be rinsed or washed in the solution. The solution can also be used as rehydration in dry tan applications. For some added protection, the Diluted Pre-soak can be sprayed on the hide, as a moistening agent before mounting.

Mount Saver Hoof and Horn (H&H) is a specialized formulation of Mount Saver designed to penetrate the soft fatty tissue inside horn cores and soft areas in hooves.  These areas are notoriously hard to access an often contain residual tissue that will attract dermestid.  If H&H is injected or applied into these hard-to-reach areas, it will render any residual tissue inedible to the dermestid.  H&H is designed to avoid potential damage by applying the H&H during the mounting process and is also used for treating an infestation.

Mount Saver Powder, which is specially formulated to be used in dry applications to clean out insect infestation.  The powder carries the ingredients as other Mount Medix products but is formulated as an insoluble powder that will not dissolve or dissipate during processing. To use, simply sprinkled onto areas where insect protection is required. 

Example of uses: 

Bird Taxidermy: Formulated to replace borax in bird taxidermy.  Apply enough powder to coat the skin.  

Tumbler Additive: Add 1/2 cup of powder for every dry gallon of material.

Horns: Liberally apply to the inside of the cavities after all tissue is removed and before reattachment to the core. 

Habitats: Use to dust habitat areas, like moss, grass and dirt, to prevent insect infestation.    

Hide Storage: Can be used for tanned or salted skins that are being stored.

Step 3 – Mount Protector

The final step in the “1-2-3 step” to ensure insect-free taxidermy mounts is the Mount Protector.

Simply said, it’s like furniture polish for taxidermy. In conjunction with Step 1 and Step 2 Mount Protector will eliminate the taxidermy mount as a food source for insects and their larvae when used for routine semi-annual cleaning. Mist it on and wipe away any excess. Mount Protector will provide deterrence for insect infestation when used for routine semi-annual cleaning. This product also contains conditioners to prevent drying out of the hair and hide, as well as make the mount easier to keep clean. Mount Protector will leave the mount smelling fresh and clean.  Mount Protector can be used on most mount surfaces, including hair, feather, antler, horns, hoof, paws and even habitat. When used in conjunction with other Mount Saver products, Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. Note: We do not recommend using Mount Protector on fish without testing its compatibility with the clear coats and finishes on the fish before use. This product will not create a tacky build-up and can be used multiple time s a year for the life of the mount.

You have several options here:

1. You can offer your client a treatment as a consultancy service. On location in the client’s trophy room or ask the client to bring the taxidermy mounts for treatment in your taxidermy workshop.
2. You can offer you client to buy all needed products from you for a client “Do-It -Yourself” treatment

The treatment is basically done with “Mount Protector”. Mount Protector is  formulated to clean, protect and renew taxidermy. Simply said, it’s like furniture polish for taxidermy. Mist it on and wipe away any excess. Mount Protector will eliminate the taxidermy mount as a food source for insects and their larvae when used for routine semi-annual cleaning.. This product also contains conditioners to prevent drying out of the hair and hide, as well as make the mount easier to keep clean. Mount Protector will leave the mount smelling fresh and clean.  Mount Protector can be used on most mount surfaces, including hair, feather, antler, horns, hoof, paws and even habitat.  Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. Note: We do not recommend using Mount Protector on fish without testing its compatibility with the clear coats and finishes on the fish before use. This product will not create a tacky build-up and can be used multiple time s a year for the life of the mount.

The Mount Protector treatment can be supplemented with Mount Saver Hoof & Horn treatment, Mount Saver Powder treatment for habitats, plus injection of Mount Saver Pre Soak in hollow areas between the horns and horn bases.

Probably because of global warming, the people behind Mount Medix have seen insect infestation in trophy mounts escalation the recent years. There are millions of taxidermy mounts in hunter’s home, trophy collector, museums and schools that have never been “insect-proofed” or protected for insect attack. Suddenly and without any warning these mounts show signs of insect attacks.

As a professional taxidermist you now have an effective solution based on natural products to eliminate insect infestation in taxidermy. Mount Saver is a product created specifically for the taxidermy industry to effectively eliminate the insects, which infest the mounts and cause damage. Mount Saver can be purchased and applied without a pesticide license. Mount Saver is easy to use, leaves behind a pleasant odour and will clean and remove dust and debris from the mounts. It is safer and less damaging than using dangerous pesticides often used by exterminators lacking taxidermy knowledge. Mount Saver is available in convenient “Ready to Use” or more economical concentrate for larger jobs. For the extermination job you need following products:

– Mount Saver
– Mount Saver Hoof & Horn (H+H)
– Mount Pro Ad
– Mount Saver Powder

See more detailed information, instruction and videos, click here.

Mount Medix also offer a program for the maintenance of taxidermy mounts. These products are available for you as an Authorized Mount Medix Dealer for re-selling to your clients

Mount Protector is perfect for annually or simi-annually treatment of the taxidermy mount Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. See description above.

Mount Fade Protector was created to protect the colour of the mounts. It will stop the colour fade or yellowing that occurs with all mounts as the age and are exposed to natural and artificial light. Fade Protector is sprayed on the mount, allowed to dry, where it bonds to hair, fur and feathers to create a long-lasting protective barrier against artificial and natural light. Since colour change is a relatively slow and irreversible process, most people don’t realize it’s occurring until it’s too late. If the mounts are close to windows or in rooms that are frequently lighted, this product is a must-have!!

Horn and Antler Conditioner is a penetrating siliconized oil blend that does not leave a sticky residue. Creates an authentic sheen and enhances the natural colour of the horn or antler. Simply apply, wait an hour and wipe off excess. Makes cleaning and dusk removal easier since the siliconized oils help shed dirt.

Taxidermy Eye Polish will renew the sheen to older eyes. This product is an excellent eye cleaner.  For Professionals: When the Eye Polish is applied to the eyes and allowed to dry before mounting. The removal of glue and paint can be done with a cotton swab wetted with the cleaner

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FAQ for Retailers

To protect the taxidermy mount is done with “Mount Protector”. Mount Protector is  formulated to clean, protect and renew taxidermy. Simply said, it’s like furniture polish for taxidermy. Mist it on and wipe away any excess. Mount Protector will eliminate the taxidermy mount as a food source for insects and their larvae when used for routine semi-annual cleaning. This product also contains conditioners to prevent drying out of the hair and hide, as well as make the mount easier to keep clean. Mount Protector will leave the mount smelling fresh and clean.  Mount Protector can be used on most mount surfaces, including hair, feather, antler, horns, hoof, paws and even habitat. When used in conjunction with other Mount Saver products, Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. Note: We do not recommend using Mount Protector on fish without testing its compatibility with the clear coats and finishes on the fish before use. This product will not create a tacky build-up and can be used multiple time s a year for the life of the mount.

When you have registered for an Authorised Mount Medix Dealership, you can buy the products wholesale and sell to your customers.

Mount Medix also offer a program for the maintenance of taxidermy mounts.

Mount Protector is perfect for annually or simi-annually treatment of the taxidermy mount Mount Protector can provide years of worry-free protection against insect infestation. See description above.

Mount Fade Protector was created to protect the colour of the mounts. It will stop the colour fade or yellowing that occurs with all mounts as the age and are exposed to natural and artificial light. Fade Protector is sprayed on the mount, allowed to dry, where it bonds to hair, fur and feathers to create a long-lasting protective barrier against artificial and natural light. Since colour change is a relatively slow and irreversible process, most people don’t realize it’s occurring until it’s too late. If the mounts are close to windows or in rooms that are frequently lighted, this products are a must-have!!

Horn and Antler Conditioner is a penetrating siliconized oil blend that does not leave a sticky residue. Creates an authentic sheen and enhances the natural colour of the horn or antler. Simply apply, wait an hour and wipe off excess. Makes cleaning and dusk removal easier since the siliconized oils help shed dirt.

Taxidermy Eye Polish will renew the sheen to older eyes. This product is an excellent eye cleaner.  For Professionals: When the Eye Polish is applied to the eyes and allowed to dry before mounting. The removal of glue and paint can be done with a cotton swab wetted with the cleaner

FAQ for Outfitters, Ph’s Hunting Booking Agents, Hunting Farms / Estates etc.

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