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life sized lynx

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by headstuffer84, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. headstuffer84

    headstuffer84 New Member

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    I have a large Alaskan lynx to mount and am having trouble finding a form big enough. The cat measures 18"body circumference by 40" nose to tail. How many inches can be added to the body without getting in trouble? I found a European lynx form the right size. Would that work?
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    As long as you keep the proportions of the anatomy correct, you should be able to go quite a few inches.
     

  3. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    Is that measurement taken from the carcass? You don't want a hot dog looking cat. Cat skin will stretch way beyond the body.
     
  4. headstuffer84

    headstuffer84 New Member

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    The measurements are from the skinned hide.
     
  5. ice

    ice Active Member

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    The European lynx is actually still the same species; I would go with that.
     
  6. BrianHendricks

    BrianHendricks Member

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    What are the measurements of the Euro. Lynx form you're considering ?
     
  7. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    If I couldn't get carcass measurements, I would use the tanned measurements for form size. depending on methods of skinning, that skin can stretch out of proportions and give false measurements. Sure you may get it to mount up on a larger form but it likely won't look correct, because things won't quite line up.