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Soft Mounting A Squirrel

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by PessimisticSharkie, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. PessimisticSharkie

    PessimisticSharkie New Member

    Hi! I recently started this kinda stuff, tanned a rather large roadkill squirrel, and currently am working on a coon and a small squirrel. I want to try soft mounting the squirrel, as I don't think I can get a form that would fit/I like. I also want him to feel somewhat alive if you follow. Anyways, I skinned him best I could, via an incision in the back. Feet and tail are mostly still in. He's in salt right now, second round of it already. I must note that I can't work with chemicals, so I have this. Worked fine on my first try, I know it's probably not the best. I'm not a professional. I was wondering if there were any extra things I have to do, to be sure it works out? Sorry for all the questions. Really love taxidermy and hope to become a professional one day.
  2. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    You need to skin the tail and feet completely! Do not leave any flesh in the skin.