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Trick I used to re-wet ears for adjustment....

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by kkirkemtp, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. kkirkemtp

    kkirkemtp New Member

    I do not claim to be a Taxidermist and have ZERO experience with it. However, I have seen several directions on re-setting ears and most of them included re-wetting by placing a wet cloth on them and "wrapping with plastic." But there was no further definition/explanation on the plastic wrapping. So I thought I would share how I accomplished this, especially since this trick was extremely easy and quick.

    (2) Gallon size Ziplock bags with the "Zipper"
    (2) Hand Towels or Wash Cloths

    I soaked the was cloths and placed them around the base of the ears then simply slid the zipock bag over the ear and wet cloth and used the "Zipper" to snug the bag around the ear and keep all the moisture focused at the base of the ears. It also helped control the "run-off" keeping it in one spot per ear (dripping slowly down the neck) rather than several spots.

    I am sure some of you have another method or two...but I thought this was way too cool not to share!

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  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Who told you to do that? You only want the ear butt to be wet, not the whole ear.

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    [I do not claim to be a Taxidermist and have ZERO experience with it]

    What's the trick then.
  4. GregJ

    GregJ Active Member

    The trick is he's posting about something he knows nothing about.
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    He asked what he could do with the ears that his taxidermist posed in the wrong position, a few here gave him tips on softening the butts, so it really wasn't his idea, but the baggies look nice.
  6. The trick is, i was expecting him to pull the bags off and see a white rabbit.
  7. bucktine

    bucktine one day closer to retirement...!

    ...oh no..!
  8. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    I would like to see the after pictures .
  9. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Now Paul, are you saying it looks better with the bags on.... ;D
  10. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Now be nice Brian, the poor guy came here for help, his ears needed more than a baggie.
  11. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

    I'm not a newbie anymore, I get it now...the Cole, low T, Michael P, Antlerman, Matt, T3 Kyle, and George posts are spot on. It just takes experience to understand... This site has helped me grow in this craft so much.
  12. kikkertinz

    kikkertinz Glass half full

  13. kkirkemtp

    kkirkemtp New Member

    I should have specified, I did NOT wrap the moist towel around the entire ear, just the butts and used the baggie to keep the drippings from getting on the floor. And yes, I admit that I know nothing about this. Some of the guys here told me to wet the butts and readjust the ear. I was under the impression that the purpose of this discussion forum was to share information and HELP each other. So when I figured this out, I thought it was kind of a neat trick that someone else may benefit from. If I was WAY OFF BASE and the information was/is completely wrong and detrimental to the art, then please forgive me and remember I prefaced this with stating my lack of knowledge and experience. However, if it is beneficial in some way for someone, I have accomplished what the forum was originally designed to do. (HELP)

    Unfortunately, I quickly learned that some forum members here are very helpful while others obviously suffer from the proverbial "little man syndrome" attacking others in a feeble attempt to inflate their own egos through the anonymity of the internet. In my short time seeking assistance here I have determined that either...

    1. You are a world renowned master of the trade who has the respect and admiration of all the other apprentices who wish one day only to be half as good as you, therefore you can get away with the personality of a piss ant.

    2. You were born an expert in taxidermy

    3. You have the testicular fortitude of a tea-cup poodle and rhetorically rant and attack others anonymously with a completely different personality when face to face.

    4. You are a natural-born Jack-A$$

    I believe there should be a warning posted to all new members/subscribers that says something like this:

    "Warning: Post with extreme caution. Members of this forum have been known to bite off the heads of bats, eat their own children, and launch an out right genocide on anyone attempting taxidermy who has not already achieved a level of taxidermy Sainthood deemed equal to their own."

    To those decent folks here who are here to help and be helped, I apologize. To the rest.... :P

    Oh...and I know...you narcissists have got to get the last word in....we know you can't just walk away.
  14. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    You were not the first to put baggies on ears and put pictures up here, just so you know.
  15. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    You know kk, I've had about enough of your mouth. This site was NEVER started to teach taxidermy for free. Where in the sam hell did you get that idea? Guys like you ruffle our feathers. First off you give us this dance about helping a newbie taxidermist when in reality, youre a cheap ass. I think you got what you deserved. Then you want us to tell you how to fix it. Why should we? How many dollars have you put in any of our pockets? 0.00 and counting. The site is free, yes, but our knowledge never came free. Many have paid dearly over many years to learn this craft. Perhaps you don't think so, but taxidermy is a profession for many of us. What is it to YOU? To expensive for you to be one of our clients, that's what it is. What have you done to support the industry? Buy a mannikin? a set of eyes? some hide paste? any of the instructional dvd's? How many seminar's and workshops have you attended? Ever been to a state association convention? Ever read a taxidermy magazine? The answer is NO NO NO NO NO NO NO and NO. Nothing. Zero. Zilch and counting. Yet on this site is many tutorials, the archives are loaded with fixes and how to's. Did your cheap lazy ass even bother to go exploring any of these? NOPE. Why not? The price is in your price range. FREE So that leaves only one reason.....lazy. But YET........some did give you some advice, but as noted by the way you went about doing things, you didn't listen to good.

    Then you post this........which is a slap in the face to those of us who ain't here to baby sit you, and call people names. I guess I and others are Natural Born Jack-asses, and since I will get the last word in here, I am a narcissists who won't just walk away. Hell NO I won't just walk away when you entered into my home and gave me a bloody nose MF. Now I'm gonna hit you back biotch, because I have Little Man Syndrome.

    There are a ton of people on this site that offer classes, who share knowledge and experience with those who are struggling, who give critiques to those who are trying to learn the craft, who in some way or another have contributed to the industry if even simply purchasing a few supplies from one of our many suppliers, who may have attended a convention to get a feel for things, who may only visit this site to read what the industry is all about. Those people are welcomed with open arms. Why? Because THEY are our future. They are the ones who may become a World Champion some day, or may just want to learn to be the best they can be for their own customers. Those people are a part of our industry. You however are not. You came here wanting HELP because of bad decisions on your part. Ain't our problem dude. You should have never even gotten the first response out of anyone willing to help you. Then you say how this site was made to help people like you. NOT HARDLY BUCKWHEAT. We don't stop you from coming here, but we by god don't owe you anything. Had you gave a chit about the quality of your deerhead in the beginning, you wouldn't be here wanting free help to overcome your bad decisions because youre a cheap ass. Yes, guys like you piss me off. But I bet you dollars to donuts, you ain't about to give us one of your books or whatever it is that you do for FREE are you? No, because that is your livelihood. Well this is our livelihood. The next time you want a FREE mount, do it your [expletive deleted]ing self, and maybe we might be more willing to help you because you will actually be purchasing something from the industry, or you might even come on here asking for a free mannikin that no-one is using, because that's how cheap you seem to be to me. I don't expect you to GET IT, but thats ok. The world is full of people wanting free handouts these days, but your entitlement issues don't move me, until you come in my house and hit me/us in the nose like you did above. As for your contribution, ROFLMAO. THANKS........you really taught us something there.

    16 posts and you want to talk to us like this.......
    Warning: Post with extreme caution. Members of this forum have been known to bite off the heads of bats, eat their own children, and launch an out right genocide on anyone attempting taxidermy who has not already achieved a level of taxidermy Sainthood deemed equal to their own."

    I hope your ears drum like a big dog due to all that moisture/humidity you exposed them to. The hair slips off onto the floor and you have slick ears. It would serve you right. You couldn't even follow the FREE advice you were given. But Thanks for the tip. We'll be sure to not use it. To any newbie's reading this....do NOT do this. This is a recipe for disaster. And here lies the problem with people who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground giving well meaning advice that some inexperienced person sees and thinks, oh cool idea. Not a cool idea. Not saying it won't work, but too many variables to consider to just say it's ok to put a baggie over the entire ear in an effort to rehydrate the butts. What kind of glue was used? How much humidity is inside that baggie? What was the temp in that room? What was the condition of the hide before doing this? How long did he leave it? Don't look at this and think this is a neat trick. It is NOT. This in the hands of someone who is not experienced enough could cost you a cape. This guy just got lucky...... this time.......maybe.
  16. Doug Motgomery

    Doug Motgomery Active Member

    You took the words right out of my mouth Tim!!!!!!!! Putting the bag over the hole ear is a NO NO. I be willing to bet that you have drumming in your ear. You have just gave newbies bad advice.
  17. kkirkemtp

    kkirkemtp New Member

    If you only knew how much of what I do/have done is for free. Thank you sir for helping me drive the point home!
  18. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)


    "Oh...and I know...you narcissists have got to get the last word in....we know you can't just walk away."


  19. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    Re: Well.......

    LOL................. ;)

    ::) I think we understand clearly now who it is that reads on a 3rd grade level. Here's your sign. IDIOT
  20. This is so good.(I hope your ears drum like a big dog).