Re: artifact protection/packing during facility upgrade

Ron Kley

If these mounted specimenr date prior to about the mid 20th century you should probably assume that the skins were preserved with potent quantities of arsenic compounds, which can “leak” and be seriously hazardous if there are any cracks in the skin (as is typically the case with old mounts).

Unless and until you can verify that the mounts are arsenic-free they should probably be treated with full HAZMAT precautions.