Anyone fancy providing some info on their experiences of doing taxidermy to help me out with some uni research for a PHD on taxidermy, surfaces, texture and emotion? Below are some questions that, if anyone has the time, it would be great to have some answers to! What aspects of ‘doing’ taxidermy do you enjoy the most and why? What is the least enoyable astpect of taxidermy for you and why? How does taxidermy effect the way you look at and engage with live animals? How important would you say the sense of touch is for you in 'doing' taxidermy? -is it more imporant than the other senses (i.e vision)? Do you find there are certain textures that you look out for when skinning, which tell you something about how you might have to approach that particuar specimine (i.e extra squidgy as a result of decomp, skin it quick and get it into acetone) Do you ever have any emotional responses to doing taxidermy? (i.e ever have sypathy for the animal, get frustrated over fur falling out or with wishing you had been more delicate and not sliced through the skin) Short or long answers greatly apprecitated!!