I would like to try and mount a rat or mouse as my first project. I have a freezer full of small rodents from tiny mice up to small rats as I keep snakes so I have plenty to choose from. Is it easier to work with larger subjects? I am after all the information I can get as I am rather stumped right now. Everything I've seen or read says I only need to coat the skin in borax after skinning and I can them mount it straight away. I can't understand this as surely the borax powder isn't going to preserve the skin. So how do I make sure it doesn't start to decay? Could somebody please point me in the right direction to find out what I need to do? I was intending to use cotton wool for stuffing and wire - do I wrap the wire around the wool shape, or do I wrap the wool around the wire?