small mammal earliners

Submitted by mike on 2/10/05 at 3:52 PM. ( )

I still use two part epoxy in my small mammal ears, but recently attended a seminar and was impressed with the use of earliners. The guy mounting a fox in that seminar had dremmelled out two slots in the top of the mannikin head about an 1/4" deep for the earliners to set down in. My question is, do those slots have to be there or just sticking the earliners on top of the head make the ears too tall? thanks

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That would have been a reall good question...

This response submitted by Craig on 2/11/05 at 10:12 AM. ( )

to ask at the seminar. Nothing like first hand advice when someone is right there showing you the method. Next time don't be shy the guy or gal next to you has the same question and is just to timid to ask. It is not my intention to be sarcastic here but when you get in these seminars you need to glean what you can, when you can. After all, you are the one paying for the show.

I would think he used this slot as an anchor or positioning reference. The ear bases go into the slot and blending to the head with clay or epoxy is easier.

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