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Help On Whisker Buds

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Whitelightnin, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Whitelightnin

    Whitelightnin Active Member

    Hello guys I am doing a coyote mount for my friend and I am curious on if it’s possible to flesh the whisker buds without damaging them? Possibly with a wire wheel? Scalpeling the tissue away of course is too tedious of a process. Ive read about some who pluck the whiskers and glue them back in. If I could avoid this I would prefer to but if it is the best option than I will do so. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Pull them out and put on a pcs of tape or stick them in some clay to remember the order , then fleshing is easily
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    After you mount it and it dries , just take a pin and push a hole where whiskers belong dip end in a tad of crazy glue gel and insert in hole , just make sure you have the bend or arch of whiskers are hanging down
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  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I always used a wire wheel to flesh the out. When I mounted the, I'd put a quarter sized dollop of clay on the muzzle. When I was finishing, I'd take a register and reset each whisker. I felt it gave the critter a fuller, more natural look.
  5. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    I've done both of the techniques on my small animals and now have settled to pulling and reinstalling them
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I always cross hatched the meat between the whisker butts before fleshing them.
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