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A few questions about taxidermy

Discussion in 'Forum Operations' started by JoeHamden, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. JoeHamden

    JoeHamden New Member

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    I am doing a study on coyotes and in need of skeletal and soft tissue samples and was thinking that local taxidermists might be the best place to look. So before I ask someone face to face I wanted to make sure I had a bit of knowledge about the subject.

    1. Are the skulls of the animals always used for mounts or are "forms" used?
    2. What is done with the soft tissues or the skeletal remains if they are not used?
    3. Is coyote an animal that is usually brought in to be mounted?
    4. Should I bring flowers when I visit individual shops and ask silly questions like those above?

    Especially would love to hear from anyone in West Virginia.
     
  2. JoeHamden

    JoeHamden New Member

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    So I am guessing that flowers are not a good thing ;D
     

  3. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    Joe, you've posted this in the wrong category, and one that is seldom looked at by Taxi net members. This would go better in life size mammals section. But to answer your questions, skulls are not normally used soft tissue and bones are normally tossed. Coyotes are a commonly mounted species. Beer would be a better choice than flowers...
     
  4. JoeHamden

    JoeHamden New Member

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    Thank you and beer it shall be. Will move this to the right thread.