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Waterfowl Help

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by tobey522, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Any recommendations on what kind of thread is best to use when closing incisions or repairing rips in waterfowl?
     
  2. jlf

    jlf New Member

    Any thread will work, I myself use nylon.
     

  3. Thank you! :)
     
  4. M.T.

    M.T. Active Member

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    dont use a waxed thread on birds.
     
  5. Thank you ^ I was wondering that!
     
  6. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    Why not?
     
  7. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    yeah why not?
     
  8. M.T.

    M.T. Active Member

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    waxed thread will work just fine but will fight you all the way. It will cling to the feathers and try dragging them through the stitch holes and cause all kinds of problems.
     
  9. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I use waxed dental floss. You are correct about it pulling feathers, but I like the extra grip I get from the wax. The sutures will not come loose as easily as non-waxed. Sew from inside to outside and the feather pulling becomes somewhat less of an issue.
     
  10. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    what he said
     
  11. drakeman

    drakeman Active Member

    i use medical sutures that have the curved needle attached. They work like a charm, and before anyone asks, no I don't use the kind that dissolves.
     
  12. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    I get the same thing with non-waxed thread. You just need to slow down on the stitching and watch the thread a little more is all.
     
  13. papagoose

    papagoose papagoose and goslings

    have used both they both have the same problems just go slow take your time and things will go just fine the faster you go with a bird the more problems you will have.