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Cat wrists

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Taiga72, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Taiga72

    Taiga72 Member

    I'm articulating a bobcat leg for a friend and had a hard time finding detailed diagrams of cat wrists. I sort of just wung it and it's already glued in with Gorilla wood glue. I plan on doing this again in the future so any references I can compile would be fantastic. Google doesn't turn up much in regards to detail for cats. I had to guess off a dog diagram. Also, when I finish this thing, can I ask for critique?
  2. akvz

    akvz New Member

    Try Lee Post's "Small Mammal Manuscript" -- it's actually about a lynx, which is pretty much as closely related to a bobcat as you can get, but also applies to domestic cats & all other cat species, since they are all about the same.... there's a few pages showing the different wrist bones & how they connect to one another.

    And... I dunno... I'm sure it'll be great but there's always room for improvement and criticism is great. I love critiquing stuff. ;) I'm sure everyone here can provide some great input as to how to make it the best you can.

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Post pictures even as you work on it. Make a thread and keep adding to it or modify your original post as you proceed with it. There are many on here than can offer to help as you go along.

    I would also suggest ditching the Gorilla glue and using Elmer's white glue. A little slower dry time but it dries clear, is extremely strong and, if you make a mistake, is easily soaked in warm water to soften it and reposition parts.
  4. I did a couple cats a while back. http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,363993.0.html
    I can try to get good wrist pictures later, phones dying atm.
  5. Kendall

    Kendall Well-Known Member

    Consult vet text books. A good reference I found is Sisson and Grossman's The Anatomy of the Domestic Animals. In volume 2, on pages 1491 and 1492 are nice drawings of the cat manus and on page 1498 are drawings of the pes.
  6. Taiga72

    Taiga72 Member

    I'll definitely have to save up for every one of the Boneman's books! Thank you! I'll post pics of what I have when I can.

    Those are phenomenal photos! That articulation work is just outstanding! Thank you for the link!

    Okay! I'll start taking more photos and I'll make a thread. The glue I've been using is still pretty easily manipulated. It doesn't stick to the bone well enough to be permanent so I can snap the bones off with no damage to the bone itself, then peel the glue residue off. I'll probably switch to just Elmer's white glue for economical reasons if nothing else!

    I didn't even think about vet books! I'll see if I can find a couple at the library! Thank you for the suggestion!