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How Do I Keep The Tail On A Possum

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by john micheal clutter, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. john micheal clutter

    john micheal clutter New Member

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    im planning on mounting a possum but not sure how to do the tail. I cannot seem to find an artificial one and splitting the natural tail , would make it hard to conceal the stithing when sewing it up, any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
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  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    cast it. Remove tail pose and freeze pull out of freezer and make a silicone mold and then proceed to cast it from your mold.
     

  3. john micheal clutter

    john micheal clutter New Member

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    that's a fantastic idea!! thanks!!
     
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  4. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome.
     
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  5. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    For some reason, I think I tubed the last possum tail that I mounted. I do about 1 possum per decade!
     
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  6. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    I have only done 3 possums in my career, and I tubed them all.
     
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  7. john micheal clutter

    john micheal clutter New Member

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    pardon my ignorance,,,,but what is tubing??
     
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Roving the tail bone from the skin without cutting the skin, leaving the skin like a tube.
     
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  9. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    It's easier to show than describe. Look up "tail stripping" on youtube.
     
  10. john micheal clutter

    john micheal clutter New Member

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    okie,,,ty!!