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Bobcat Whiskers

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by bowmantax, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. bowmantax

    bowmantax New Member

    I just mounted a bobcat up that was comercially tanned. At the tannery all the whiskers fell out. I was wandering if any one knows of a way or how to make fake whiskers. I don't have a spare cat to rob whiskers from. Any Help?
  2. jt

    jt Member

    I pluck all the whiskers out of my cats before I even start skinning them. Haven't heard or seen anything that would come close to looking like real bobcat whiskers. Maybe you could find a cheap skin to buy and get whiskers from there.

  3. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Inexpensive Bobcat skins on eBay ...





  4. bowmantax

    bowmantax New Member

    Thought about this, I have a warthog skin and it has some nice coarse hair on the back. THought about using that and painting it to look like cat whiskers. Think that would work?
  5. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Warthog hairs make great whisker substitutes for big cats ... not sure if they are too thick for small cats or not. Couldn't hurt to check them if you have them, and if they'll work ... use them! ;)

    Bleaching the hairs will work better than painting. You can buy cream bleach from Sally's Beauty Supply. They have outlet stores everywhere. They carry Salon Care 50 Volume Creme Developer. I use it to bleach skulls and Warthog hairs for whiskers. It is thick, so you can brush it on, leave it for about an hour, then rinse if off with cold water. Let dry, and as it dries it will whiten. Works great on skulls in much the same way.

  6. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    bowmantax, I have some boar hair here. Send me your address and I'll send some out to you.
  7. sean997

    sean997 Member

    I have some extra cats that I wont be using your welcome to them. I live in kansas and work in Junction City. let me know
  8. DDavis

    DDavis Active Member

    boar hair works , or keep your eye open for road kill cat, fox, coon , etc.
  9. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    The best thing to use is bobcat Whiskers ebay 190359454301 they allways have some of these out there
    they have a ton of fox and raccoon too
  10. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Good call, Wayne! Sure beats buying the whole skin when all you need is the head/face! Another step in recycling! Great price too!

  11. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    I realize that taxidermy is awlful complicated, and that I may well be a simpleton, but...why wouldnt someone just contact Wendt or someone who puts up a 100 cats as fur and just get the whiskers, which arent needed there?
  12. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    look for road killed doggies...waste-not want knot... ;D
  13. shephard1993

    shephard1993 New Member

    I have had pretty good luck replacing whiskers with long porkey gaurdian hair.
  14. Shephard look at the date on the last post by RDA!

    Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 04:26:58 PM »
  15. Rgvmelb

    Rgvmelb Member

    Never seen a bobcat in my life, dead or alive being in Australia. But would black paint brush bristles be any good as whiskers?
  16. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Must be that those types of hair watch over the rest of them? Im just kidding with you, as you mean guard hair and not guardian, Im sure.
  17. Rhino

    Rhino Too many irons in the fire will put the fire out!

    Just FYI . Next time you send cats out to the tannery, tell them not to shave the whiskers. That's why they came out. Just checkerboard the whiskers by separating them so the pickle and tan can penetrate.
  18. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    These are worth a try.