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Glossary of Taxidermy terms

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by PA, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

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    I see occasional posting on the open blog which describes various methods of restoring color and damage to old mounts. It comes out of the AMNH and YPM and funded by an IMLS grant

    In Their True Colors - Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy

    The latest version had a glossary of taxidermy terms which is fairly accurate to describing the various lexicon that we use freely. I don't know if George Dante read over and suggested any corrections, as he is involved in portions of the grant (at least I think he is). You can read the blog here:
    https://intheirtruecolors.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/whats-the-word-a-glossary-of-taxidermy-terms/
     
  2. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Most of the terms I’ve heard weren’t printable and usually single syllables.
     

  3. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

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    Anatomically accurate...................Term for a form that has to be cut, filed and sanded

    6 month turn around.....................12 months

    Mild slipping..................................Rotten

    Small shaving holes........................Large shaving holes

    Tannery........................................Place that makes large shaving holes

    Fleshing machine...........................Finger tip remover

    Needle..........................................Finger punch

    Mounting stand..............................A distinct form of poor posture used while hunched over a mount........eventually becomes permanent

    Bondo...........................................A two part hallucinogen

    Reference material.........................Pictures to remind you how bad you suck

    Air brush.......................................Handy device used in the stimulation of cuss words

    Shop.............................................Prison

    Glass eyes.....................................Just a look we taxidermist get after 80 hours a week in the prison (see shop)

    Sewing..........................................An eternal form of punishment.....also a leading cause of "glass eyes"

    Overhead.......................................Cost of all of the above plus emergency room visits

    Profit.............................................? ? ? ???
     
  4. Tom Maul

    Tom Maul Active Member

    LOL!
    That's good stuff, there.... I don't care who ya are
     
  5. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Ron nailed it
     
  6. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    Hilarious, Ron B! Especially love the "finger punch"!
     
  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    You know, for a "Glossary" of Taxidermy Terms, I have to say Ron's is probably more accurate for us. From the outside that was rather complete, though I would argue that SOME of the items hardly are peculiar to taxidermy. Things like "excelsior" and "shellac" are rather universal and can be found in most dictionaries. As far as manikins being anatomically correct, they must not have been around in the early Touchstone, Van Dyke, and Ivan Harvey days.
     
  8. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    ;D ;D ;D
     
  9. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Socalmountain man - I still have my book like that from when I was twelve years old!
     
  10. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    I still have my hand-written critiques and most of my correspondence from JW Ellwood! I keep thinking they'll be worth money some day......
     
  11. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

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    Return of the Dead: Taxidermy in Contemporary Culture

    They are worth money - just not very much.

    There was another post describing taxidermy, its' revival, and all sorts of various trivia on the same venue. They must be wrapping up the grant and finishing some promised updates.

    This post mentions the world show, taxidermy shows and all sorts of tid-bits.

    https://intheirtruecolors.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/return-of-the-dead-taxidermy-in-contemporary-culture/
     
  12. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    the related links at the bottom of each article you posted are well worth everyone looking at also. great stuff!
     
  13. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    It’s “ So Cal”, not Social. The two aren’t comparable
     
  14. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

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    You are correct museum man. It doesn't seem that long ago for the link that referenced some of my early work years ago, but it has been 18 years. Care and conservation hasn't changed much but this .pdf is always a good read.
    http://www.natsca.org/sites/default/files/publications/books/Vertebrates.pdf
     
  15. byrdman

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    Ron those are great guess Im going to the shop now and set up my mounting stand and mix some bondo
     
  16. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

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    Bondo gives you very acute vision. After mixing it you can actually see the little wings on the angels that dance in the window light! Without it you will swear it is just dust!
     
  17. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Great definitions Ron! A few abbreviations...

    COBMBIL (Caped out by my brother-in-law)......means the cape looks like it was hacked off with a sling blade
    CUNF (See you next Friday).......................means you'll be looking at that mount for a while
    IDT (I've done taxidermy)......................means they are looking for a huge discount
    USMF (You shrunk my fish).......................means the mounted fish is larger than it was, but not as large as their ego
    ISUB (I'm sending you business)..............means they expect you to mount their stuff for free
     
  18. Ron nailed it. LOL And all the other comments.
     
  19. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

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    Scariest four words in taxidermy!! Its always a trap so don't fall for it!! :-\
     
  20. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Ron it’s when you see Elvis and Jesus in the shop it’s time to get a brether