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« on: February 10, 2007, 01:08:39 AM »

got a full body to do - if i use dorsal will i have trouble with the quills
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 08:05:39 AM »

Skin it open down the bellyand legs. You have more sewing but you don't have the quills to deal with. Your hands will thank you.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 11:13:28 AM »

ditto on what Dean said.....otherwise you looking at sewing with a needle held w/ bird tweezers.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007, 11:19:08 AM »

Ouch, even skinning down the belly is too prickly for me.  I agree, your in for one painful night of pulling quills out of your hands if you skin dorsally.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 03:55:42 PM »

terry, i skinned one out a few weeks back and to be honest i dont see what you all are complaining about. i got stuck maybe 3 times. i didnt wear leather gloves either. i did a belly inscision and theres no need to sew down the legs. it only creates more work.there legs turn out real easy andthe foot pads are  just as easy. just lay in on a flat formica bench top. keep your shirt way from it when working on it as you will have them all over on you. dont be alarmed if you see quills falling out all over like george says when they shed/ fall out they get caught in there coats. dont dry them off with compressed air as they tend to blow out all over the place. they stink like hell but they make an awesome looking mount.hope this helps. ill be contacting you shortly about that buck aswell.hope this helped.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 04:52:45 PM »

thanx brian
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 09:11:01 PM »

is it best to dp those critters or tan them?
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007, 11:06:08 PM »

tan them or they stink. dp works get and all my small specimens get dp but porkys stink to much to use dp. go with the tanning process it seems to take the stink out. do a wet tan.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2007, 12:36:20 AM »

he was sent to me cased with skull , feet and tail in - got by with just 4 pricks (ouch) - hes in kt now
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