Submitted by Sam on 11/13/99. ( )

WEll just a simple Question
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This response submitted by JimTucker on 11/14/99. ( bigjims@wilkshire.net )

drumming is when a person or persons stretches a thin membrane across a hollow round tube and then strikes the membrane making a thumping or "drumming" sound. Usually it is used to accompany music keeping the time or cadence. Hope I have helped you.

PS In taxidermy drumming is when the skin or a specimen dries in such a manner that it actually lifts from the depressions in the mannikin or form causing a hollow spot. In taxidermy circles this is called "drumming" because when these hollow areas are tapped they make a hollow drumming sound. Drumming is caused by too large of a mannikin/earliner or a poor hide glue/epoxy. Although it is usually impossible to stop ALL drumming in your work you should attempt to keep it at the bare minimum because if you don't you have to try and repair these areas by injecting etc. Drummed areas can crack in time if not corrected.

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