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Ripped open a Red Fox ear

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by earlytimes, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. earlytimes

    earlytimes New Member

    I'm trying to learn how to mount a few critters and I made a boo boo on a red fox ear. I was opening the ear and my thumb tore through it and now I have a few questions.
    1, Is this fixable and also the ear isn't turned all the way.
    2. The hide has a membrane on it that from what I understand needs to stay on when I tan it. Is this right?
    3. What do I need to do with the pads?

    I have not split the eyes, nose and lips yet and I sprayed it really good with stop rot.
  2. freeze_1

    freeze_1 Booboo, my business manager

    There are many posts ont his subject in the archives my friend. Just type in ear repair, torn ears and such in the search box.

  3. birddogguy

    birddogguy Member

    The difference between an okay job and a great job is how good the taxidermist is at fixing problems ... every mount has something that needs some TLC
  4. earlytimes

    earlytimes New Member

    I agree, that's why I am trying to find out the proper way to do things. Its nice to be able to discuss things with others that are in the know.
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    How would you repair a rip in your genes? Needle and thread maybe?
  6. J Cook

    J Cook Cook Taxidermy

    Remove membrane if you can without tearing hide
  7. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    Yes the ear is fixable, yes the membrane (fat layer)comes off, right down to the hide, turn feet right down to the toe nails and remove fat pockets under pads.