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First ever wolf mounted last week (body wasn't done when I took pics)
Red platinum fox, gray fox, and coyote (first eye rotation) all done...
Depending on how big the pocket is, either pack it with clay or dremel it out a bit first, then pack with clay, and set your ears into it.
I'd wait to see what SeaWolf has to say. I've been hanging on to a pair of macaw heads in my freezer for over a year now since I want to make sure...
I'm no expert but looks like a young garter snake to me. When I make wet specimens, I inject them in 2-3 areas with formalin and soak them in...
She's active on Instagram @phoenixcrystudio
Little tough to say without scale. For the area, I'd wager elk or deer
Last year's FBW winner ;)
First mink and first carved body/cast head. I made the mounting process the subject of my final for a photography class.
Do you have a private room? I was lucky enough to have one, so I ended up buying a small freezer and just working in my room. My roommates knew I...
Just started my last year (Fish & Wildlife Mgt), it's tough at first. Gets easier as you make connections. I still buy most of my specimens, but...
Very helpful, thank you for sharing!
Same here. Great specimens and communication, and his videos make it so you know exactly what you're getting.
Found birds, thank you!
I might still be interested in starlings, we'll be going out and trying to collect some ourselves this week.
For now, it may be best to bag them and put them in the freezer until you've done more research. Maybe buy a frozen rat at a pet store and...
Like Micah said, the skin may already be too far gone. For the bones, look into maceration (rotting down in water), but be aware that it'll smell...
A bit of a hot mess, but I was honestly expecting him to be way, way worse. [IMG]
It's definitely a mess and I haven't found an easy way to get it out of the hair. As for the shape, I just slick the vaseline down in the...
I've used vaseline and alginate with good results. Hair gel sounds like a good idea too
Also, being completely honest, this site isn't a good place to ask about soft mounts in general. Try some of the Facebook groups