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Novelty Domestic Cat my first project!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Crimson, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. PluckyPossum

    PluckyPossum New Member

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    Sorry, let me be clear in that I have used straight borax on mice, rats and squirrels with great results. I haven't used it on anything larger than that. I'm sure tanning would be your best option.
     
  2. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    I wont touch them. It's one thing to mount wild game, but people know their pets. They know every little quirk or expression that animal made and if you don't get it just right law suits can and have happened. It's just not for me. Yes the money can be good, but it's not worth the gamble for me.
     

  3. RumRunner

    RumRunner Nicholas Dugas, (337) 205-1269

    I use DP mostly (for now, I'm getting into home tanning now). Skin it out, flesh it all. Wash it with dawn in a sink or with a hose- get all the dirt and blood and crap out of the fur. Then get it 100% dry, ideally using an air compresser. After that, rub DP into the skin. Then mount.
     
  4. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    Can you maybe get your hands on some roadkill? Great for practice.

    You'll need to fully skin, including tail and paws, flesh, turn the ears, etc. I highly recommend the tutorials available on here.

    It's tough at first, but it does get easier as you go :) I started out skinning mice and rats, then rabbits and squirrels, did a couple deer last season too. Just practice, practice, practice. Read everything you can and either take a class or buy a DVD if possible. The skills learned are invaluable and will make your life a lot easier.
     
  5. bmdakk

    bmdakk Report to moderator

    wow a year old thread to the day
     
  6. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    Way to go outwoods taxidermy :D
     
  7. Wow.
     
  8. PluckyPossum

    PluckyPossum New Member

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    Didn't even realize, with the date the same! Ha!
     
  9. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    I'll be damned :D