I found a Hawk road kill that was pretty torn up except for its talons/feet. Nice... I would like to preserve them and make a necklace. How do I cure or preserve them for this kind of project.
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You really aren't supposed to have them. Illegal to possess birds of prey,parts or feathers of them either.
If you inject them with Preserve-it, (see your taxidermist), it will do nicely....I have done them with claws open flat and clenched... as per request from native elders. In my case customer had a DNR permit...But I'm in Canada. And yes they would make nice necklace crams....
Hey man no worries. I wouldn't wear them around cops or wardens but I would keep them as a momento. I would use good old Borax, or at least I think that would be a good way to go. It's not a hide so I think that should keep them from rotting!
If you are at all concerned about your permits, your reputation as a taxidermist, the impending fine, the loss of your business and being ethical...yeah..just go for it as the bright jw advises. Otherwise do the right thing and pitch those talons.
Hey man I'm Canadian and I'm 16 and no I don't have a business to lose. Do you honestly think I would do such a thing if I had those risks? I don't think our friend Damon has much to lose either, maybe a fine and losing his talons since your American.