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Squirrel fur

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by SpanishGirl, May 9, 2017.

  1. SpanishGirl

    SpanishGirl Member

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    Hi! Month ago I picked up a roadkill squirrel, was so perfect, so I took the skin off and salted it. Was in salt for a week, then air drying another week and now it is save in the "taxidermist closet", but it is like cardboard, so tense. What do i do? I want to make a carpet, so i want it flexible (im not going to put it on any posture).
    This is just skinned:
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    This is after the air drying:
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    How do you see it?
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    At this stage, it needs to be tanned and softened. You need to rehydrate in water until flexible. Then pickle it and tan it. Oil it and work the hide until dry. Or, you can skip the pickle and use a tan that doesn't require pickling first, then oil and work it soft as it dries.
     

  3. SpanishGirl

    SpanishGirl Member

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    okay... but, sorry to be so annoying, how do i do all these? I mean, what do i need? And the hair, wont fall? I want to be the most natural as possible.
     
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  5. SpanishGirl

    SpanishGirl Member

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    Thank you! I have reading ;D