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Scales falling off snake skins

Discussion in 'Reptile Taxidermy' started by wingedwolf, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Hey all,

    I skinned and tanned two boa constrictor skins with reptile tan, and I seem to have a problem of the belly scales coming off - or at least a see-through 'film' from them.

    Any idea on how to prevent this?
  2. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    They may have been getting ready to shed.

  3. dplais7124

    dplais7124 Active Member

    That happens on boas. Nothing to worry about. Ball up some tape and pat down the entire skin.