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Guinea Pigs

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by nhathaitrieu, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. nhathaitrieu

    nhathaitrieu New Member

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    Anyone here have success with mounting one? I hear they will slip whether fresh or old.
     
  2. AMCTaxi

    AMCTaxi Wholesale Small Mammal Taxidermist

    If frozen, thaw them in denatured alcohol overnight in a fridge. It will lock the hair and tighten the skin enough to get through skinning them without problems. I have done this with numerous iffy critters over the years and it works fine.
     

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    the slipping is from finger pressure or sometime hand heat...you can do as above or simply salt as you skin with a very fine salt then acetone after...either way works fine.....one is in the museums collection that I did 35 years ago and it has not lost a hair....good luck