I am sure this has been answered before, but I couldnt find it.... What do ya'll use for teeth in a open mouth mount? If you use the real ones, what is the secret to getting them out without breaking them? I will be mounting a Timber rattler. Thank you for any advise!
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i heard from another taxidermist that they use small fish ribs like sunfish or something.
Toby, I use rib bones off of a fish they work great! give it a try hope this helps
You can cut around them with a number 11 blade and use a pair of stats to take the fang out. Than when you are done put them back in with super glue.
Use some ribs of the snake itself..trim them down to where the end of the rib will be the 'point' of the fang. On the real fangs, i just pull them gently with pliers and snip them out with wire cutters. (you should see a 'hinge joint' in the upper part of the mouth plate where you cut) Be sure to soak the real ones in alcohol before placing them in the mount.
Hope this helps,
Is grab a pair os scisors, cut back the sheeth with a razor and cut the main fangs on each side out. very simple. then use a apir of tweezers, and you will find a couple of more pairs unattched in the fang sheth. Keep em as spares