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Do I Need To Remove Bone Marrow From Small Birds (robins, Warblers, Pigeons Etc)? How Do I Go About

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by buffalobill20, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. buffalobill20

    buffalobill20 New Member

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    Hey everyone. I have a quick question about small birds like woodcocks, pigeons, robins, warblers etc.

    do I need to remove the bone marrow? Or is it too small to matter?

    thank you for everyone’s help!
     
  2. desertfox505

    desertfox505 New Member

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    I would recommend removing it. Otherwise it could start to smell. But i think everyone does it different
     
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  3. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    If you are concerned just put a very small hole on either end of the bone and use air to blow it out. I use a Drexel with a tiny bit when I need to go that far.
     
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  4. buffalobill20

    buffalobill20 New Member

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    I think I will too! I am fairly new, do I remove only the humerus and ulna bone or am I also trying to reach the carpometacarpus and second digit?

    also do i remove from the radius as well? It is quite small on say a robin or woodpecker
     

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  5. buffalobill20

    buffalobill20 New Member

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    Hey Jim, yeah I will try that. When removing marrow, am I only concerned with ulna or am I also doing carpometacarpus and second digits? Also do I remove marrow from the radius? It is quite small on say a robin
     

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  6. Wildthings

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    I don't remove the marrow from the ulna and radius unless they are broken. I remove it from the humerus and the femur and this is on larger birds. I wouldn't do it on those small birds
     
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  7. buffalobill20

    buffalobill20 New Member

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    that makes a lot of sense. I thought somehow the marrow would eventually leak out, but it only would happen if there are broken bones. So yeah I think I will just focus on the femur and humerus for now. Thanks for your advice.
     
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