How do you make a nictitating membrane ?

Submitted by Doug on 10/25/04 at 10:38 PM. ( info@wolverinetaxidermy.com ) 207.69.136.199

Can any one explane how to add a membrane to the eye on a whitetale without using those plastic inserts . I seem to have heard some ware somthing about super glue! I have serched the archives and cant find anything other than the plastic things
Thanks Doug

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Use black Apoxie

This response submitted by George on 10/25/04 at 11:31 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.116.135

That's what I do. Just add it to the corner, smooth it out with a sculpting tool and then use a wetted paint brush to give it the final shape and luster.


You can form your own...

This response submitted by Griz on 10/25/04 at 11:33 PM. ( ) 69.66.85.97

uing apoxie scuplt. Some people fill in around the eyes and lips on every deer they mount with apoxie sculpt. I don't, i dunno if that is good or bad. But i do know they build nictitating membrane and even septums with apoxie sculpt. You should figure it out pretty easy.


Thanks

This response submitted by Doug on 10/26/04 at 8:57 AM. ( ) 207.69.136.201

thanks, I will try it I dont have any black but I do have white ill trt painting it


coloring apoxie sculpt

This response submitted by dex on 10/26/04 at 10:29 AM. ( ) 65.171.203.142

I add powdered tempera paint to the apoxie sculpt to color it the
shade I'm looking for. A little goes a long way! I've also seen the nict. painted on the glass eye...looks very convincing. Personally, I cut my nict. from black plastic covers.


I've heard of

This response submitted by Bobbi Meyer on 10/28/04 at 8:41 AM. ( bmeyer@iland.net ) 168.166.80.209

people using the negatives that you get back with your pictures. I would think the edges of them would work very good.


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