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Bear Taxidermy

Bear Paws For Trophies

Recently our taxidermy lab was tasked with the job of mounting a pair of bear paws, to be displayed as trophies. An odd request none the less, but very doable. This job required the skinning of the bear paws, followed by the molding and casting of the bear feet themselves. We were also tasked with the […]

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Bird Taxidermy

Concealing Bird Support Wires

Here is an article contributed by the Journal that describes a way to conceal bird support wires for large waterfowl. There are many challenges in taxidermy from time to time and more than often it’s a daily occurrence inside the lab of the Taxidermy Journal. If it’s one thing we have learned over the years, […]

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Taxidermy Learning

Using Wood Excelsior For Taxidermy

In the taxidermy world of lingo you will often hear the term “wrapped body”. What does this actually mean? In today’s modern world of taxidermy most birds, fish and mammals are taxied onto a foam body made out of two part polyurethane foam.  However there are a few taxidermists who still prefer and rely on […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Whitetail Deer Reference Ear Butts

Whitetail Deer Reference Skinned whitetail ear butt. http://ift.tt/2jowaHv

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Deer Taxidermy

Whitetail Deer Ears Placement 101

If you seem to have problems of placement of your deer ears on your mounts there are a few things you can do. Sometimes they seem to too far forward while other times too far back, too low, too high. You look at reference pics but you still cant seem to get it right . To […]

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Taxidermy Learning

Preserving Magic Sculpt For Taxidermy Use

Is your Magic Sculpt all dried out? Magic Sculpt has a habit of drying out and or crystallizing after so many months on the shelf. Here is a neat trick to use to soften it up as new. This trick will work on Magic Sculpt that has already dried out.

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Deer Taxidermy

Taxidermy Splitting Deer Lips With X-ACTO Knife

Sorry for the lack of close-up footage in this taxidermy video. A short film on splitting deer lips on a whitetail deer cape while using an X-ACTO knife Z series blade. Watch and listen as I cover the basics on skinning deer lips.

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Bird Taxidermy

Supporting Big Winged Taxidermy Birds

In this photo tutorial North American Taxidermist & Wildlife Artist CJ Herring had previously mounted a wild migratory Canada goose that turned out to be too heavy to support using the gauge wire he installed and secured within the goose body.

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Taxidermy Learning

Washing Bird & Mammal Skins Using A Utility Sink

Whether you’re doing taxidermy for hobby or for small time business income, we cant stress enough the importance of proper skin cleaning. However in order to properly clean and rinse your skins, you must be prepared and being prepared will require a proper washing system set up using a utility sink. If you are going […]

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Taxidermy Learning

Why We Use STOP-ROT

If you’re not using it in your taxidermy studio in this day and age, while performing taxidermy then you will have no excuse for or feather #hairslippage. STOP-ROT is magic in a bottle. Its ingredient’s is top secret and I can only hope that Glenn passed down the recipe before departing this world.