I would like to use buckeye's nictitating membrane for an up coming competition.Do I use the entire membrane or can I cut ane use only a part of it? And,do I install it right when I am finished setting the eyes? thanks for the help!
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I usually use half of it, but you can use it all.
I install it after tucking the eyelids.
Im new in Taxidermy...What is this stuff for?
I've always run across the problem of the NM's having a slight space between it and the eye, as though it's sticking up or out a bit. I tried glueing them on first but then they were usually never in the right place when the eye was set. Anyway, I spent so dang much time on this part of the eye that I finally started sculpting my own in with apoxie sculpt when doing the finishing work and that seems to work well enough.
Maybe I wasn't using these NM's correctly, anyone else suffer this dilemna?
Jim the nictitating membrane is the inner eyelid.
I don't know why I don't do this in the first place....I just looked in the Breakthrough index and found an article on NM's in issue 37 (which I had back ordered and havn't completely read yet, so somewhat of an excuse...LOL) and whadya think? It answered all my problems...sheesh!
Carmen, check out issue #37 page 22.