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european duck head?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by travis madden, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. travis madden

    travis madden New Member

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    Anyone ever try and do a european mount with a duck head?
     
  2. Hoss0902

    Hoss0902 I drink to make other people seem more interesting

    I have a few cleaned duck skull. they are pretty cool, well at least I think so.
     

  3. travis madden

    travis madden New Member

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    Did you boil them or use beetles? If you boiled em did you just use water? Wanted to try it myself...
     
  4. Hoss0902

    Hoss0902 I drink to make other people seem more interesting

    Beetles.
     
  5. schenk

    schenk Member

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    Travis, you got fire ants??
     
  6. travis madden

    travis madden New Member

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    No, no ants no beetles. Can I boil them on my own and have them come out ok? what do I boil em in?
     
  7. Hoss0902

    Hoss0902 I drink to make other people seem more interesting

    You don't want to boil any skull. just a slow simmer with baking soda. and the meat should come off, but you will still need to degrease the skull, a lot of fat in waterfowl.
     
  8. travis madden

    travis madden New Member

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    Cool! Thanks how long do I boil it for and can i do it in the house or will the wife kill me !!!! Does it stink in my question?
     
  9. Hoss0902

    Hoss0902 I drink to make other people seem more interesting

    fresh heads shouldn't smell, but do it while wife is away :D. try to remove as much meat as you can, eyes, and scramble the brains with a piece of wire through the spinal opening.

    just to let you know the actual bill will come off, It is tissue also.
     
  10. travis madden

    travis madden New Member

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    cool! I figured the bill would come off just leave the bone. Thanks Hoss! I will clean it, scramble the brains and try boiling it! I will let you know how it comes out.
     
  11. Hoss0902

    Hoss0902 I drink to make other people seem more interesting

    simmer, not boil.

    good luck
     
  12. do you have any pictures of that hoss? i have been wanting to try it, i thought it would be cool to have one of each species. just wondering what they look like
     
  13. Hoss0902

    Hoss0902 I drink to make other people seem more interesting

    I can get you a Picture later, but this thread has a bunch of skulls on it.

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,57822.0.html