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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by AFTHUNT, Jul 29, 2019.


    AFTHUNT Active Member

    Does anyone know who sells sea duck habitat like shells, seaweed and stuff that grows on the rocks.
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  3. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Active Member

    NW Ohio
    Duxrus he has a website. Name is Brian Brew. Some of the nicest stuff out there
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    If you are on Facebook his page is Brian Wildwings
  5. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

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    Go to the product page and if you are interested in anything just give me a call
    Thx Brian

    AFTHUNT Active Member

    Thanks will be ordering this week.
    Thank you
  7. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    this is called "foreground" ... NOT .... habitat.... who started that anyway, habitat is region climate weather flora ..... not the basework on your mount

    AFTHUNT Active Member

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  9. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Habitat is more than a few fake weeds....includes climate weather rainfall etc....foreground is the basework on mounts.... background is muiral etc .... talk to any museum curator...... calling your basework on a mount "habitat" is pretty sketchy..... another term by the "snap-together" taxidermy generation who never wrapped a body carved a fish made a cast built a deer form tanned a skin painted an eye used a real bill scissored a bird. Just rely on catalogs and other taxidermists and sculptors to make thier attempts saleable to call themselves professionals
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  10. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

    don't fall off of your pedestal . . . you may hurt yourself
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    AFTHUNT Active Member

    o_O:rolleyes::( Wow sorry to step on your tail but the dictionary is the way i go, not what a small minority of people decide to use the words the way they feel it should mean. Back in the day my teachers taught me to open a dictionary to find out what a word means. Not to listen to a few people on what they think the words mean.
    Sense i used all them practices you mentioned back in the 70's (when i first got a taste of taxidermy) that must mean i'm a GOD like you. But wait because i now use the modern way to do taxidermy to save time and make money i'm labeled a "snap-together" taxidermist, by you, WOW.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Once again sorry to say your wrong it is habitat. When you put a mount in an diorama your recreating its habitat that the specimen came from EX: leaves, trees, grass, snow, ice, water etc. I NEVER heard one person say that ducks foreground is wetlands, SORRY again, it is that - ducks habitat is wetlands. Just saying
  12. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Active Member

    You did not hinging wrong.

    You did nothing going wrong you back up how you came to call it habitat. I gree you. Great when someone can back up there words as ideas other then just keep running of the mouth.
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  13. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    So do you pour real water on your duck " habitats"? You have "replica habitats" which curators refer to as foreground and background, but nobody uses backgrounds for comercial work ..... anyway not my terminology museum curators terms who study more " habitat" than you do.... and "snap-together taxidermy" is not my term either but has been used on taxnet longer than you or I have been here
  14. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Ok richard

    AFTHUNT Active Member


    The only thing left to say!!!!
  16. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Ok Richard
  17. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Here is a complete habitat display at the smithsonian which includes foreground of ice and snow and a background murial of sky , you can go ahead and call your basework habitats but without the background murial depicting the sky weather climate its not a complete habitat diorama in museum terms.

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    AFTHUNT Active Member

    Yes in that seen the foreground is the walrus the background is the ice , water and sky. Habitat is still ice snow and water. Yes in the definition it does state what temperature they live in but you cant even paint the temperature(other than froze or thawed) on a background mural or even the depth of water they live in. So in the real world of taxidermy you can only recreate what you can recreate which is the habitat they live in By definition.
    By the way my name is not Richard it is Tom.

    • Most walruses live where the air temperature is about -15° to +5°C (5° - 41°F).
    • Walruses are generally found where the water is no more than 80 m (262 ft.) deep. They prefer a habitat with a gravelly bottom. Walruses spend about two-thirds of their lives in the water.
    • Walruses haul out to rest and bear their young.
      • Walruses are adapted to a habitat of sea ice and prefer snow-covered moving pack ice or ice floes to land. They haul out on small rocky islands when ice is not present.
      • Eskimos call a traditional walrus haul-out area an ooglit.
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  19. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

    By the way, my name is Dan not Richard.
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  20. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Byrdman - did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today? Seems like you're nit-picking and maybe a little bored? Ha! Sorry, I have to agree with the others. McKenzie doesn't list "Foreground" or "Background" in their index of their supply catalog for weeds and such. They list it under "Habitat"!!! And what in the heck does a museum curator know about Art anyway? Some do, yours doesn't (or you misinterpreted what he/she said). In the Art world, foreground and background can be anything in front or in back of the focal point of the piece of Art one is viewing. It can be habitat or nothing or anything - ha! Call it a banana for all I care. Composition is what really matters and many on here have no clue about good composition! But, just know that I don't agree with anything you have stated in this thread! BA in Art, Cornell College, '85...
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