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ARSENIC IN TAXIDERMY COLLECTIONS: HISTORY, DETECTION, AND MANAGEMENT

@inproceedings{Marte2006ARSENICIT,
  title={ARSENIC IN TAXIDERMY COLLECTIONS: HISTORY, DETECTION, AND MANAGEMENT},
  author={Fernando Marte and Amandine P{\'e}quignot and David W. von Endt},
  year={2006}
}
An historical review of taxidermy treatments shows that arsenic has been used in the preparation and conservation of specimens from the 18 th century until recent times. Two spot tests for arsenic detection have been tested and compared: the Weber's test and a kit developed by Macherey-Nagel. Stuffed birds from the Museum National d'Histoire Na- turelle, Paris and standard arsenical solutions were spot tested and results compared with those using Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICPMS… 

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