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Smallest lifesize mount you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Lizardfeathers, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    A very young field mouse about two inches long nose to vent. I used air dry clay and beads for eyes. I cleaned and used the original skull, forelegs, and hind legs... Tail is wire with silicone injected through. I will post a pic once it is dry and mounted in a habitat scene. Is it the smallest lifesize mammal you've ever seen? ??? Thanks for looking! :)

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  2. Yep it is! Very cute.
     

  3. Zerrinah

    Zerrinah New Member

    Too cute. Nice job

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  4. Did you wrap the leg bones with anything? As you said you cleaned them, did you cover them with clay?
    Awesome work by the way :)
     
  5. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    Sorry I forgot to reply. Since this mouse was so small, I just removed the meat off the leg bones and put wire through. Then I hot glued the wire to the bone and pushed it into the clay body...
     
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    Cool, did a hummingbird once body smaller than a peanut, smaller than a dime...
     
  7. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Very well done!
     
  8. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    Here's the finished habitat base made out of a $.99 round wooden coaster from a thrift store.

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  9. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    Here's a look at the tiny body size...

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  10. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    pygmy shrew to far left (you can just see his nose poking out of log) in front of ermine.....1st nationals....full grown shrew 1-1/2 inches long...not including tail
     

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  11. Amazing work!
     
  12. I have done a few short tailed ermine and based on those experiences, I congratulate you on that mouse! My fingers are WAY too clumsy!
     
  13. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    just shows you that anything can be mounted
     
  14. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    I saw I think in breakthrough a picture of a shrew with a bunch of little ones all in a row.
     
  15. Skunk River48

    Skunk River48 New Member

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    That's neat! Good work!