So I've recently been acquiring specimens to articulate as entire whole frozen animals. The problem I'm running into is that it seems like most people either Skin a carcass for the skin, or skin it for the skeleton, but with smaller animals it seems supremely difficult to do both! Almost all the videos I've seen on rodents and such has people just clipping the wrists and ankles and leaving the bones in the skin. I've tried skinning a few hands and feet out to the end digits on some squirrels, but I'm not having much luck even with a nice sharp scalpel blade it still seems too difficult to do without running the hands/feet. Am I really out of luck here, or am I just lacking in the dissection skills necessary to do it correctly? And don't even get me started on reptiles! Sheesh, the skin stays on the skull too tightly, and the hands/feet are even worse! So far, numerous rats, squirrels, and even a paca have proven disastrous as far as being able to save their entire skins. >.< Is there a size cut-off where it no longer becomes reasonable to be able to get both the skin and skeleton?