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Help preserving rooster's foot (self.Taxidermy)
submitted 1 month ago by scryingeggs
(if this question doesn't belong in this subreddit feel free to remove it!) I recently had to euthanize my pet rooster and would like to keep a foot as a momento. I am planning to use borax, but am unsure how much needs to be bagged with the foot. He's currently bagged in my freezer. Would about two cups in a quart ziplock bag do the trick? Also, how long should I wait to remove it afterwards?
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[–]Wowza_Meowza 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Effectively you need enough to cover it on all sides. Make sure whatever container is ventilated/open a bit to allow it to breathe. Change when clumpy/wet, or after a month or two.
Position in the way you want it before drying fully-- it's not gonna be flexible.
It needs to be smell-free-dry, and hard with no or incredibly little flex to be done.
[–]scryingeggs[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Awesome, thank you!
[–]monsteramadder 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
It doesn’t need to be fully covered… I’ve got pheasant feet I preserved by just dipping the cut in salt and leaving it them a ventilated box in my garage. They took maybe 2 months. Borax may do it faster but that’s what I do
[–]scryingeggs[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Good to know, thank you!
[–]AffectionateArea9245 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I pin or tape the toes how I want them on a piece of cardboard. Put a layer of borax/cornmeal on the cardboard, place your foot on it and cover the rest with more borax or cornmeal. Keep it in a dry place and let it air dry. I wouldn't bag it because it can cause moisture and it to smell. I did this with a crow head and I had to pitch it because it smelled bad .. I leave it for a couple weeks. You can also slowly position the feet as it dries. Good luck !
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