I'm going to be working on a mink very soon and want to make sure I do the best job possible. Of course I have some questions that I'm in need of answers for. The mink is a black ranched mink and the mount will be an open mouth mount. I'm very aware of it need alterations and already know how to tackle that issue, the form I'm using is the MINK-15 from Mckenzie. 1. Mink toes- The way I have them drawn, is how they move? I want to make sure I know the bones in the toes so that when I clay them I put them in the correct position. I recall that what they look like when I was remove some bones from a mink pelt I got a while back. 2. Mink Ears- I read up most make earliners for them, what type of material would you suggest? Plastic would be the way to go from what I searched on here. 3. You guys have some suggestions on some poses? Everyone is telling me to have the mink hold something as an idea. 4. If I go with it holding something, what should it be? I heard a fish would be great. If I went with fish, where can I find a painted reproduction fish for it? Mckenzie has them but they are only painted on one side and I don't like that one bit. If the fish is a no go, maybe some feathers might work to show of a recent kill. 5. The habitat, a lot of people suggested a snowy scene but that will gather dust over time which will be a pain to clean. I was thinking on a scene where grass is show up but there a little snow on the ground to show winter turning into spring. I also wanted rocks in the scene but from what I researched, mink live by water and a rocky terrain will most likely not work. Would this idea work?