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Can Taxidermy Be Weighted?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Livy, Mar 17, 2023.

  1. Livy

    Livy New Member

    Hi, I'm having my rabbit taxidermied and I was just wondering if it was possible for it to be weighted and just in general, is it possible to put something weighted into taxidermy? (if so, with what material). I've tried searching it but nothing came up other than a weighted mouse but it didn't say how it was weighted. Thanks!
  2. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure what you mean by “weighted.” If you mean can something be added to make the mount heavier, the answer is yes. There are a number of materials that can be used but you need to talk with whoever you are using to mount the rabbit and have them add the material during the mounting process. Anything added after it is mounted would require cutting it open and possibly removing some of the material the taxidermist used for the form. A little better explanation of your question would be helpful.

  3. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Depends on how long you want to wait?
  4. Penczak

    Penczak Active Member

    Put lead in it like fishing weights. Are you going to use it as a door stopper?
  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Why do you want to weight it?
  6. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Sure cut in half, carve out the center, fill with whatever weights you like, glue back and mount.
  7. Penczak

    Penczak Active Member

    If it were me. I'd cut it in half fill each half with weights and then make book ends. ;) Especially with Easter coming.
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  8. EchoStar

    EchoStar New Member

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that you're having your rabbit done as a soft mount rather than a traditional mount. A pouch full of plastic microbeads in the stomach can be added to give the critter some weight.
  9. Bruledrift

    Bruledrift Active Member

    Lost me on this one.
  10. BowDeadly

    BowDeadly "LIFE IS GREAT" It's better with a bow

    Can't be that important, hasn't responded in 10 days.
  11. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Livy apparently came and went. Created an account, made a post and was never on here again. I'd guess that more important things have come about than a heavy rabbit.
    Bruledrift likes this.