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Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by michael p., Oct 18, 2007.
I would like to know what you guys do next, once the cones are off the core. What do you do to the cones & what do you do to the core?
outdoorsy gal, rinse the cap out, and then borax the inside of the horn cap, and whack off all but enough of the core to use as a base for your caps when it goes back together,
Is this a good method to use as the first step in doing a European mount?Also after this would you just soak the skull in perioxide?
new to taxidermy just have one ?. can you use this method for removing the horns from sheep
whats used to get rid of the goat nasty smell on the inside of the horns.. I am in the process of doing one now.. I have the horns off.. Easy.. just bag and pop and I do with sheep.. but these suckers are like compressed hair.. and they are smelly.. LOL
I usually swish acetone around the insides Jesse then I let them sit in warm water and super solvent for a little while. Usually does it for me, maybe a little downy in the water .
No prob Jesse, it works on all those stinky sheep horns too.
the sheep horns are hard, Such as the dall, mouflon, and others.. Even mt goats... but never touched a antelope before.. Pretty unique horns.. it's like compressed hair
They are pretty cool I have a few too do within the next week. I think they are cool animals .......... better than whitetails lol. Hell anythings better than whitetails right now lol
I think that is what they are.
They are hair fibers , I believe they are the only horned animal that can shed their horns.
Jesse, acetone will wash the horns out, but prongs have more smell that sheep and goats simply because the horn is hair and not keratin. I never found any solvent to work long term. I use dry preservative. The borax actually "sweetens" the smell and the alum dries out the residual membrane.
The last time I did an antelope and sheep (mid 1990's), I rinsed the inside with formaldahyde and there was no smell at all.
LOL Kerby. You EMBALMED IT. That would work.
Not to be a scootch George ;D , but did you wash them in supersolvent and fabric softner too? Just did some today and the smell is almost nonexistent. I have them airing out tonight. Never thought of putting DP in them tho, Ill try it too.
I think sheep horns smell worse , Just me tho...... especially those farm raised ones. Then again Id rather smell a coyote over a bobcat anyday of the week.
A fox is a stinking lil critter!!
what does a fox have in common with a antelope? Unless its a male, then they both have Nutz!!.. LMAO..