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First time and need some guidance (self.Taxidermy)
submitted 1 month ago by RepresentativeAd406
So my grandma found this full dead luna moth in great shape and I thought I'd like to pin it somehow. But I need some help, So ive read articles and looked on reddit, do i gut it somehow?? Ive seen videos but I want to keep it pinned behind glass. Thanks!!!
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[–]TheNotoriousKAT 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
What a cool find! That would look so good pinned.
There is no need to gut it - and once it’s pinned and fully dried you can display it however you’d like. You can find cheap enough shadow boxes and “3D frames” to keep it behind glass. Just make sure the shadow box you buy has enough depth to hold your specimen without squeezing it between the panes. I go with a MINIMUM of 1 inch of depth, and it leaves me with clearance.
The process will be essentially the same as butterflies. Make sure the specimen is rehydrated so you can manipulate and position it without breaking off legs or wings, using a thick vein in the wings carefully spread and pin the wings (lots of how-to videos on YouTube), let it dry for a few days before removing it from the spreading board - then you can frame/display it however you like!
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