There are 3 products which work well:
- Knobloch’s Antler in Velvet Tan. This product comes in a fluid form. You use it straight from the bottle, injecting it just as you would the Bollman’s Velvet Tan. I suggest injecting initially and then drenching the outside of the antlers prior to hanging them to dry.
- Soak the antlers totally submerged in Methanol Alcohol for a period of 7 days then removing them and hanging them to dry out completely. As the drying process takes place gently brush the velvet to fluff to a natural position.
With all 3 methods above I suggest, especially if the antlers are still in the growing mode, drilling a small hole up through the brain cavity through each pedicle and up into the antlers. This will help drain any blood and fluid from the inside of the antlers which are not developed as of yet. Then proceed with the method of choice.
The best method for velvet is to have Artificial Velvet put on them. Save a section of the real velvet for a sample color then strup the origional velvet off the bone. Clean the skull cap then allow the bone to dry completely. Send in the set of antlers to have the process done along with the sample from the antlers you saved. This method is sure proof. No natural tissue that bugs can eat nor material that can deteriorate over time. Its durable can be washed, as well as be dusted and cleaned just like the mount should be.