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African Caracal question

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by sarahdj, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. sarahdj

    sarahdj Active Member

    Is there a reasonably close substitutable form for an average sized caracal? Does a North American Lynx come anywhere close? Bobcats appear to me to be too short legged and not lanky enough. Has anyone tried to sub a form when you don't have a carcass to cast? Or just settle for what's on the market for caracals?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    some of the forms on the market are not to bad. I however have never found one that would fit. every one I have ever mounted I have had to cut the form into 50 pieces and put back together for a perfect fit. you are better off using a caracal form and altering it. with these animals its just part of the game of mounting one. if you charge accordingly its really not a problem to come out with a nice mount
     

  3. sarahdj

    sarahdj Active Member

    It's my personal critter so charging isn't an issue
    I will probably just go with altering a caracal form for pose. I've seen what Research and McKenzie have to offer, do you know of any non-affiliated supplier that I might not be aware of that might have something more?
     
  4. sarahdj

    sarahdj Active Member

    Thank you so much for the reply and your time!! Have a blessed day!
     
  5. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    use a McKenzie or Jonas form. the research one is not as good a quality