Taxidermy Help

#1
maybe someone here is familiar with taxidermy work. I have done several small projects such as a bobcat rug and a an ermine, but this weekend I am working on a full shoulder mount of a mule deer. I bought two different how-to videos and several books on the topic and it has been going great so far. PROBLEM: the taxidermy supply company sent me 5 lbs of dry tan preservative as opposed to the hide paste I ordered. hide paste is basically a slow drying glue that you cover the manikin with before you apply the cape. Is there an alternative product or glue that you think would work? I was thinking about the white elmers glue, but...man I really wish they sent me what I ordered. I don't have the time to put everything back into the freezer and wait until I get the correct glue, plus I don't know how the freezer would effect all of the other prep work I have done thus far. I have called several taxidermy shops for advise, but they don't appear to be open on weekends or at least this early.
any advise would be appreciated, thanks

Dan
 
#2
Rather than experiment with an unknown substitute for the product you want why not just keep the pelt chilled until you get the correct product?

SuperDave
 
#3
I do taxadermy on a regular basis and I wouldnt use elmers, like the prevoius post freeze or chill until you get what you need. If you try something else and it doesnt work and you are to a point of no return then youre gonna be stuck