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Turning Rabbit Ears?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Greenhead, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Greenhead

    Greenhead New Member

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    Not sure if you are supposed to turn ears on a jack rabbit. Their ears are very delicate & thin so I would think it would be difficult. Any info about it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I turn them like I would a deer, coyote, elk, squirrel or any critter with ears.
     

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    On these guys, I try with extreme caution. If they begin to tear, I resort back to how I treat cottontails. I've never been so brave. I turn the butts and remove all the meat but prefer to card them much like I would a fish fin.
     
  4. WLELTD

    WLELTD Active Member

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    u can take the cartilage out , just be careful , make a pattern off ear after u mold it , put the ear in cold water and it should stiffen up, fill it with bondo and u have a mold
     
  5. Use a large artist paint brush, gently work the handle in to the ear. If you get in a hurry you will rip it. Down size when you get to the edge. Mist with denatured alcohol, this has a cooling effect and will cool the heat from your fingers.
     
  6. ive turned them on a swamp rabbit.
    I used a syringe with water.
     
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