Red Tail Wall Mount

Submitted by Joseph on 11/7/04 at 10:36 PM. ( )

I have just as late had my 5'10" Red Tail Boa pass away. I have had him for a long time and would like to keep him in the form of a wall mount. Could anyone tell me where to find great insructions on proper skinning techniques on the internet or for purchase if relatively cheap as I am a poor college student. I have heard through this forum that Rittle's snake tan would be the best to use. Any comments on this topic would be greatly apriciated. Thank you. Joseph

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not easy

This response submitted by newbirdman on 11/8/04 at 5:17 AM. ( )

Joe , this isnt any easy project . Even a lot of pro's wouldnt do a wall mount . You best bet is to just skin it and tan the skin and save it that way . If you've never mounted anything before , then you in for a surprise . Freeze the snake until you decide what to do as the belly skin will rot before the rest of it does . Rick

wall mount

This response submitted by wetnwild on 11/8/04 at 1:59 PM. ( )

As Rick stated, if your not an experienced taxidermist, you are in way over your head to do a wall mount. Most taxis that would do it incluyding myself would charge a minimun of about 600-700.00 for a wall mount of a 5 footer. Best off as suggested buy a Rittels snake tan kit, and tan the skin as a wall hanger if you can afford the taxiderrmist pricing

isnt that what he wanted?

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 11/8/04 at 4:55 PM. ( )

Im no snake guy, but I was under the impression he wanted to tan the skin and wall mount the skin?

Yes, that's what I meant.

This response submitted by Joseph on 11/10/04 at 5:08 PM. ( )

Sorry, what I meant was that I needed directions on skinning my snake...then I will hang the skin on the wall. My bad for not being specific enough. Thanks.

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