Hiya everyone! I registered for this specific question: I found a dead wood pigeon today and I want to preserve the wings and the feet only, sorry if that's not really taxidermy but I couldn't find a better (active) forum. I've read online that wings and feet can be prepared by covering them with washing soda or salt, my question is which is better? And were would I store them in (the feet I can store in a plastic box but the wings are too big, and I'm guessing a cardboard box is not very handy). Also, even though I found the bird in a very good condition (probably died only a few hours before) there were some maggot eggs in the beak. If I do find maggot eggs when I cut the wings/feet or if they are already laid underneath the skin, how can I get rid of them/kill them, or is it too late? And my final question is: how do I keep the wings and claws spread? For claws I was thinking pinned around something round? I've put the pigeon in the freezer for the time being. I guess the question: "how do I proceed from here" sums it all up Thanks for the help! And sorry for these probable noob questions. Edit: also how long do I dry them.