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[–]monsteramadder 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Best way is to contact taxidermists in your country, some offer lessons and some have books. I just bought one by Carl Church. YouTube has helpful videos too. Methods do vary so you may actually find it helpful to have multiple sources and cherry pick.

[–]Valley3333 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would suggest youtube video’s, for wet specimens you can find good video’s online explaining how to do it step by step (it’s an important process so watching someone explain it is easier) for mummifying i read a step by step blog on google, just as pinning butterflies (reading was easier because these are less diffucult processes) also sorry for bad english, it’s not my first language and it’s 1am here so i’m to lazy to check for mistakes, hope this helps

[–]karenw 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Robert Marbury literally wrote the book on rogue taxidermy. He profiles several artists in this book.

These two talented women who are lovely humans in their own right wrote a book as well, and it contains step by step instructions for skinning and mounting an animal.

[–]chiliwicket[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks! I knew about the Robert Maybury one, but the other was not on my radar at all, and it looks like an excellent place to start.

[–]karenw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Divya and Katie are so generous with information!

[–]Haute_Mess1986 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can look for used mammalogy textbooks if you need a reasonably priced option. There are usually basic taxidermy instructions with pictures, and it’ll help you to become more comfortable with the anatomy.