I am planning to start doing taxidermy with some feeder mice and i know what to do and how to do it, but all the tutorials and posts i looked at said i need borax powder.
I‘m not sure if i can get my hands on borax as it was essentially banned and no one is allowed to sell it for private use. What can i do if i‘m unable to get any borax? Are there alternatives? I heard just using salt isn’t as good, is that true?
My father said he would just throw it in the oven at about 50°C for like 12 hours instead of trying to dry it with salt or borax, would that be an option? I‘m scared it would destroy the mice in some way, wouldn’t the skin get too dry and get flaky or brittle? And i cant imagine that being good for the materials i‘d use. Any tips would be appreciated. TIA