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Skinning And At Home Tanning Procedure Tips

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by taxidermyjr, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. taxidermyjr

    taxidermyjr New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    My name is Jack Mulgrew and I am the Biology Curatorial Assistant for Bridgewater State University, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. My job is to work with a professor and help preserve specimens that have been donated to her collection. Growing up around taxidermy and even doing some of it with my father I know some of the basic skills but, I was so young that he took care of the skinning for me. We also sent all of our hides out to a tannery to be done so that is something that I have been researching affordable ways to get that done ourselves. Any products or tips that you can recommend would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Answers in tanning for ya
     

  3. Emers48

    Emers48 Member

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    I highly recommend using Rittles EZ-100 to tan. I have used it on many different species with results that mirrored professional tanneries.
     
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  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Search the supply companies for tanning DVDs. Also look at Taxidermy Training Unlimited. Ozark Woods has a Skinning and tanning of a bobcat DVD.

    Get the Breakthrough Tanning Manual from McKenzie supply company.
     
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