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  • 11/22/09--12:34: Tree Wolf
  • A picture of my white wolf pelt posed in a tree.

    Wolf from a taxidermist


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal and disagree with the killing of animals for sport or fashion. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 11/30/09--15:57: Coyote Paws
  • These are the paws of my new coyote pelt. All her claws and toes have been kept intact.


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal! It was found already dead on the side of the road where it would have simply rotted away to nothing. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 11/30/09--16:09: New Coyote - Tanned
  • My new female coyote pelt. She was found as roadkill and I skinned her and took her through the tanning process so her skin is now a nice soft leather made to last for years to come.

    She's quite the looker and I compliment her almost every time I come into the room or walk past her. :heart:


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal! It was found already dead on the side of the road where it would have simply rotted away to nothing. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 12/01/09--15:55: Fischer's Lovebird - Skull
  • A Fischer's Lovebird skull displayed on a piece of zebra hide. That red bill cover gave me issues... Still I'm lucky to have some of it rather than none at all.


    Skull taken from a friend's parrot after it passed away
    Zebra from *Zhon


    Disclaimer: If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 12/01/09--16:43: Impala Hide
  • African Impala hide.

    Hide from eBay


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal! If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 12/01/09--16:59: Bontebok Tail
  • Close up shot of the tail on my Bontebok pelt. The tail has very course hair and is not soft at all. The pelt beneath it is a Gemsbok (aka Oryx) and it is the coarsest haired pelt that I own.

    Bontebok from eBay
    Gemsbok from *Zhon


    Disclaimer: I did not kill either of these animals! If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 12/07/09--13:49: Mallard Duckling - Jefferey
  • This is my new Mallard duckling, Jefferey. :heart:

    He died of natural causes back in 2006 and has been freeze dried for preservation.

    Duckling from *Zhon


    Disclaimer: If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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    This has been posted as a Deviation.  If you'd like to favorite it, please click here: http://fossilfeather.deviantart.com/art/Skull-Preservation-Tutorial-160367844

    I've been asked multiple times how I go about cleaning and preserving the skulls that I find so I've decided to put together a sort of FAQ/how-to regarding this subject.  Please keep in mind that there is more than one "right" way to achieve things in the realm of taxidermy.  This is just the way I do my skulls/bones.  :)

    You will need:

    Plastic bag for picking up your treasure
    A good sized flower pot
    An ant hill (if possible)
    Disposable plastic gloves
    Nice sized metal pot k

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  • 03/30/10--12:25: Fleshing And Tanning
  • More shots of in-progress tanning. The first picture is a better depiction of how to hold the knife during the fleshing process. Lengthy description of that can be read here: [link]

    The lower picture is the same hide (black coyote) after it's been completely fleshed, degreased, and soaked in the pickle bath (noticeable at the left hand side of the picture) for an additional 24 hours.

    I use McKenzie tan and oil for the final steps. The tan is applied to a towel squeeze-dried hide and after that has all soaked in (about 12-24 hours), I apply the oil that I mix in with some hot water. I apply both the tan and the oil with the paintbrush seen in the photo.

    As the oil soaks in and the hide begins drying out, I begin working the hide to soften it and continue to do this on and off until the hide is completely dry and I am pleased with the softness and flexibility of the leather.

    Any questions, just ask. :)

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  • 04/10/10--11:09: Fur - Sheep
  • A close up on the fur of my two sheep pelts side by side.

    Both sheep from a colonial convention


    Disclaimer: I did not kill these animals. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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    Ari again, my handsome little Kit fox. In some places, his fur is softer than a rabbit's. :love:


    Kit Fox from taxidermy.net (this is not one of the endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes from California)


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal and disagree with the killing of animals for sport or fashion. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 04/11/10--09:11: Skull Preservation Tutorial
  • I was asked to upload this as an actual deviation so that it was more easily accessible. Like I state at the beginning of this how-to, there are many ways to reach your objective in taxidermy, this is just my way of doing things and I thought I'd share them with you since I've had many requests for this type of knowledge. :)

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    I've been asked multiple times how I go about cleaning and preserving the skulls that I find so I've decided to put together a sort of FAQ/how-to regarding this subject.  Please keep in mind that there is more than one "right" way to achieve things in the realm of taxidermy.  This is just the way I do my skulls/bones.  :)

    You will need:

    Plastic bag for picking up your treasure
    A good sized flower pot
    An ant hill (if possible)
    Disposable plastic gloves
    Nice sized metal pot kept solely for boiling skulls/bones
    Plastic container for soaking the skull/bones in
    Hydrogen peroxide 3%-7%
    Small pokey thing for helping remove brain bits and other yuc

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  • 04/18/10--07:41: Little Coon Tail
  • Squeakers's little tail. He's only a juvenile raccoon so it never reached a large, fluffy size. He's also a summer pelt so, while his fur is still fairly soft, it's not thick at all.

    He was the first and the last raccoon I'm going to pick up. I've since learned that most raccoons carry a certain type of roundworm in their intestines and feces that can infect humans and there is no cure. The chances of getting it aren't that great (you have to actually ingest it), but I'd rather not mess with the risks and just play it safe. My next raccoon pelt will be purchased from a taxidermist. :)


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal! It was found already dead. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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    Squeakers, my juvenile raccoon pelt and my new groundhog (or woodchuck) pelt side by side for comparison. Squeakers is a summer pelt from last July and Murphy, the groundhog, is freshly tanned and was found a few weeks ago. Both are roadkill victims that were picked up, skinned, and tanned by myself.


    Disclaimer: I did not kill either of these animals! They were found already dead. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 09/02/10--15:53: Glow Worm
  • A large, fat and adorable caterpillar I found while outside this afternoon. It was about 3 inches (or four inches stretched out) and was a beautiful color of spring green. :love:

    After some research, I'm pretty sure this is a caterpillar of the Polyphemous moth (Antheraea polyphemus).

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    Happy Halloween from your friendly neighborhood zombie shrew! =P

    This was one of my dog's victims a couple weeks ago. My dog was out playing in the yard and got the better of the shrew before we could do anything about it.

    I skinned it to preserve the fur then tucked the body away under a flowerpot so I could retrieve the bones later. Upon returning for it, I was only able to find it after much searching. I hadn't realized how much smaller it would be without the flesh on it and it wasn't even that big to begin with. Though it appears much larger on the screen, the skull is a little short of an inch long.

    When I picked it up, I was surprised and delighted to see that he was still partially being held together and in such a delightful horror film pose. Pictures commenced and he's now here to wish you a Happy Halloween!! :pumpkin:


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal! If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 10/30/10--13:55: Muskrat Skull
  • Muskrat skull on a muskrat pelt (not from the same individual).


    Pelt and skull purchased at the Feast of the Hunter's Moon in Lafayette, IN


    Disclaimer: I did not kill either of these animals! If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 10/30/10--14:28: Jackrabbit Incisors - Detail
  • A close-up view of the second pair of incisors in the upper mandible of a jackrabbit's mouth. This second pair of incisors that all rabbits, hares, and pikas have in their top mandible are one of the things that set Lagomorphs apart from Rodents. To see the whole jackrabbit skull, please see here: [link]


    Skull from *Zhon



    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 10/30/10--14:44: Kit Fox Skull
  • Skull of a Kit Fox on the pelt of the same individual. To see the full pelt of this fox, please see here: [link]


    Kit Fox from taxidermy.net (this is not one of the endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes from California)


    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal and disagree with the killing of animals for sport or fashion. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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  • 10/30/10--14:52: Snaggletooth - Bear Skull
  • A close-up of the well worn incisors of an aged Black Bear skull that I purchased recently. The interesting thing with this guy is that he is missing one of the small incisors in his lower jaw. While there are supposed to be six spanning the distance between the two fangs, there are only five. In the area where the one tooth is missing, there is instead one stunted, deformed tooth and one that is extra long that juts out and gives him his snaggletoothed appearance.


    Skull purchased at the Feast of the Hunter's Moon in Lafayette, IN



    Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.

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