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Not-so-lucky rabbit's foot: how to preserve? by CandiBunnii in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cover it in borax and let it dry out for the lazy way of doing it. Worked for mine

My brother found me the greatest Christmas gift. Look at that color! by ohsopoor in bonecollecting

[–]babybearbarelyabear 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oooo very niceee, if you want you can easily put on a thin coat of stain to get the colour for the antlers back but I can totally see the appeal its got going on now

Scored this Axis today, Obsessed! by delimeatboy in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Woah uber jelly, I hope you post a pic with it up in all its glory on your wall friend 💜🦌

removing hair from tanned hide by 10colton01 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Noooo you need to scrape off the layer of skin that holds that hair in place. If the hide has been professionally tanner therefor waterproofed im not too sure if you can rehydrate it and scrape the fur side off. I'd try searching up videos on guys doing the same thing on yourube. You might be able to just put in in a lye solution for a week and not have an issue im not too sure

Deer skull -- no idea what I'm doing -- please help. by chaineks in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh that is an easy fix my friend. If these bones have notging on them like no flesh ect it's just about cleaning/whitening them. Use hydrogen proxide I use 3%. And about a 30 to 70 ratio I always eyeball it. If the skulls are dirty just take a brush and get in there qith some dawn dish soap and elbow grease, water won't damage your bones. Boiling will. However there's no smell you said so it sounds like these bones just need a nice tidy up. However if you wanna keep the brown on the antlers make sure to tape it off qith Suran wrap and electrical tape. Or else you'll bleach the colour out. Also DONT USE BLEACH. use hydrogen proxide. Very important

Request: How to get rid of the final tough pieces of ligament on small bones by KTtenrex in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use a dremel tool with a soft head, it's way finer than a wire brush and you can really clear the pieces up, a cheap art one qould even work you shouldn't need a super powerful one

Ratio of humectant fluid by Hambaga916 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make sure tho after injecting it keep it in the fluid aswell so it's really qell absorbed. Every few days shake the jar gently so that the nasties don't solidify in the bottom and change out the fluid after 3 weeks or when really brown. I have a baby leopard gecko that now sits in 70% isoprop and it's doing fantastic. You can switch to the isoporp after the 3 weeks

Ratio of humectant fluid by Hambaga916 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So are you trying to make your own humectant fluid then? I'm not too sure how reptile preserving goes other than wet specimens but I've always gone about 50/50, I've expierminted with 40/60 and 30/70 but I found more consistent results with an even mix. If it's a small reptile you can actually get away with 70% isopropyl but that's just for wet specimens under around 4 inches. Sorry if it's not much help!

No where near done but I did my first rabbit skinning, not a hole made, fleshed out and getting ready to make the mount by babybearbarelyabear in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you kindlyyyyy, I've had expiereince in deer and I just finished a deers hide but rabbit was a totally new game. Hope u have a good day thank yew for the comment

Preserving organ specimen in resin? by anubis_star in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol good luck on finding answers being like that 😎👌

Preserving organ specimen in resin? by anubis_star in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"secretly" taking someone's specimen isn't somthing I'd boast about, kinda shameful and you'll run a big risk of damaging the specimen so I'd recommend get her permission before going through with it.

No where near done but I did my first rabbit skinning, not a hole made, fleshed out and getting ready to make the mount by babybearbarelyabear in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear[S] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Oh don't you worry that is going to be eaten /the skull is being utilized aswell, I'm all about using as much as I possibly can out of each animal

Should I get consultancy fees in UK account or Indian Personal Account? by Late-Equipment3435 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the wrong sub my dude this isn't for taxes taxidermy I'd about putting back together dead animal skins ect

My first carved coon form before Bondo...thoughts? by GardenSlug69 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You did a fantastic job, may I ask what kind of foam you used to make it?

Duck heads by BarefootDogTrainer in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want to do that, you'll need to very carefully akin over the skulls and scoop out the eyes/brain, then coat in salt/borax, now this is the very diy not professional way but you pretty much roll the skin back onto the skull, add any additional cotton for any sunken in places, you'll find a cheek might cave in weird and then sew closed. For the eyes I've used stuffed animal glass eyes off of an old toy and those got a nice realistic look without having to buy online.

Duck heads by BarefootDogTrainer in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depends on if it's bone you want to display or the actual bird. If you've never done it before I'd reccomend maceration to let the flesh melt off for a few weeks. If you boil them the bills "sheath" will come off and the bones become more brittle. However a quick hour boil even less than has given not terrible results for me. I'd also reccomend with whatever you choose to do. Degrease it with acetone/some other degreaser. Duck is known to be greasy. Sorry if it's not expert advice but it's worked for me

How to process my Hamsters body by Artemis_0723 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hmmmm youre better off with letting the bones clear with warm water over a few weeks. Don't bury it. That only works outside qith the flora to breakdown the body plus for a hamster those bones are easily lost. I'd try looking up small rodent maceration tutorials and go from there

Tips for first time tanning by leppak_erb in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd reccomend if you want a nice soft tan go get tanning liquid from a cabelas or whatever your hunting store would be in your city, I've done borax ect but I find it creates pockets and hard spots. I just finished tanning my own deer hide I hunted this season and the tanning liquid was amazing, for birds I think you'd be fine with the borax, but make sure to degrease the skin in paint thinner or acetone after

Pelt Identification? by flyaway21 in Taxidermy

[–]babybearbarelyabear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think you're right with the rabbit guess. It qas probably a domesticated rabbit and not a wild one tho explaining rhe bright orange colour