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Study skin preparation

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Ted, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Ted

    Ted Guest

    Does anyone have instructions on preparing a study skin for a museum. I've lost mine. I know they use cotton but do I wrap a body with a wire inside? Do I attach the wire to the head? I'm pretty sure they don't wire the wings or legs...

  2. A good list of publications is in the old archives. Search of "Taxidermologist Chapin"

    There is also a PDF available on the Web by Kevin Winker from University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

    Winker, K. 2000. Obtaining, preserving, and preparing birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 71:250-297. Detailed guide to procedures in field and laboratory.

    Go to his web citation list to get the link http://www.uaf.edu/museum/bird/personnel/KWinker/WinkerCV.html