r/Taxidermy 5h ago

Need help to ID this pelt, apparently my taxidermy teacher forgot what this is, is a +20 year old pelt and rare, perhaps is from Africa.

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r/Taxidermy 1m ago

Tried to Google, no luck. What is this?

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r/Taxidermy 1h ago

Metal mount for a blowfish

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Can anyone recommend the best way to build a metal mount for a blowfish that keeps it supported without having to insert anything into the fish?

Thanks!


r/Taxidermy 22h ago

Fully oxidized rock dove w/ mummified feet + wings.... 2 seconds before my cat ate it.

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r/Taxidermy 1h ago

Bone Collection

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My cat died back in late august. I want to dig up her bones. How long should i wait before digging them up


r/Taxidermy 14h ago

Cutest little raccoon head, set with real black onyx eyes.

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r/Taxidermy 18h ago

What animal pelt is this? A squirrel?

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r/Taxidermy 5h ago

How to mummify whole duck head? Advice appreciated.

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Not traditional taxidermy, sorry. But I can’t find answers. I’m not sure if salt is enough, so I’d appreciate some advice.


r/Taxidermy 13h ago

How long do I bury a squirrel to deflesh it??

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This squirrel was found by one of my friends yesterday. She posted it on her Instagram story and I asked her for the location. Today once school ended I went to grab it and found that it had been driven over. One of its eyes was popping out of its head onto the pavement and its innards were falling out of its stomach, it was nasty. The odor was there but it definitely wasn’t strong, so I assume it hasn’t been dead for too long. I’d like to avoid defleshing methods that produce strong odors since I’m a teen living with my parents. Open air and macération are out of the question - so I’m burying it, but I don’t know how long to bury it for. I know if you leave something buried too long, even the bones will decompose. How long should I leave it in my soil to ensure all the meat is gone but the bones are still okay?


r/Taxidermy 1d ago

Mummified young wren skeleton

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r/Taxidermy 1d ago

First post. Office mounts

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r/Taxidermy 14h ago

Attaching horns

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So I have this mummy fox head I am wanting to attach horns to. What are the steps to doing this? Highly doubt hot glue would do the job due to the fur on the head


r/Taxidermy 15h ago

Frozen Brick of Raccoon Head

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I was going to attempt to boil down a raccoon head to preserve the skull. However, I went to soak it in water for a day, but the weather turned to shit and other obligations got in the way, so now I have a raccoon head frozen in a bucket of solid ice for almost a month. Is there any way to save this? Any advice will help as I don't want this to go to waste.


r/Taxidermy 1d ago

Doubt about cleaning a cat skull

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So I got a cat that I found drown in a river near my grandma's house and it is in a perfect state (nothing broken, cut etc) and I'm planning start cleaning the skull first. There's lies a question, how do I mannage to clean the brain matter? I know is pretty tight and I can use the spinal cord hole but it bothers me to think that maybe something will remain inside that and, problably, will stink with time. I use clorox once with a bird but it damaged so much the bone to the point to break so easily, how much ML per L should I use to avoid it and help me get rid of the possible brain matter remains?

*maybe this communit can help, I know thats not about maceration but who knows? :v *


r/Taxidermy 1d ago

Cleaning help

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r/Taxidermy 1d ago

Is the after-smell normal

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I've done a small mount and it still smells like the raw dead meat. And i've got thr smell since yesterday in my nose. Everything i smell smells like that fucking mouse how do i get rid of it istg my hands everything. Soap n desinfecting hasn't helped me either. I'm getting quite dizzy and a vomit-like feeling


r/Taxidermy 2d ago

Found a dead raccoon earlier this month. Learned how to skin, tan, and taxidermy to make this seat for the chopper I’m building. Definitely not perfect but it was incredibly fun learning experience.

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r/Taxidermy 1d ago

Omg i need help with my first ever taxidermy

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So i taxidermied my first mouse yesterday and i don't havr borax so i just covered the whole thing in salt, let it sit and put it on the little dummy thing. Is that okay or any alternatives i can use? Will it now rot cuz i don't want it to rot or get bugs etc it turned out nice for my first try :(


r/Taxidermy 1d ago

Vinegar For Pickling?

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So I read online somewhere that you can use equal parts water and vinegar, plus a pound of salt for every gallon of water, to make a pickling solution for a deer hide. But every video I've watched said you have to have "Pickling Acid". Can you use vinegar instead? I'm trying to mount my 1st ever deer and don't wanna mess it up lol

Thanks!!!


r/Taxidermy 2d ago

Need help with ID

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I work at a nature museum in north Illinois, and have been redoing the labels for the pelts we have. The inventory is wrong so I don’t have much to go by. Can anyone help identify these furs? Pen for scale


r/Taxidermy 2d ago

The Big Boy Bison For Sale! $3500. Free shipping! PM

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r/Taxidermy 2d ago

Dumb question, but when people sell those, is there skin left, or is that just the fur/dried stuff? NSFW

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r/Taxidermy 2d ago

Hedgehog taxidermy?

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Hi there. Our pet hedgehog died last night(RIP Sparky 😢) and was wondering if it's a viable option to get him taxidermied. Anyone here know roughly how much it would cost and what I should do with him in the meanwhile? Thanks in advance.


r/Taxidermy 2d ago

Getting my cat back soon, and I’m too excited to sleep.

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r/Taxidermy 2d ago

ok, weird question but.... my 3am brain wonder ; what happens if you put a mouse pelt ( freshly skinned ) in an air fryer or freeze dryer? 🤔 does it catches on fire, ruin the fur, or would it pretty much preserve it since the skin is SO thin? 🤔🤔🤔

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