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Old 01-20-2008, 05:44 PM
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Anyone do there own? Heres some I did. I am making plaques for them all.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:40 PM
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heres my first buck....2.5 yr. old spike....someone told me to put poly on it, don't do it...


heres the hog i did........it was the first one i stuck with a knife


heres my latest in progess......havent decided what i'm going to do with him, so any suggestions will be nice, hint hint, lol....
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:21 PM
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I've got a buddy that has a taxidermy shop, he does all my stuff he's into beetles, they do a really good job.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:37 AM
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I've got a buddy that has a taxidermy shop, he does all my stuff he's into beetles, they do a really good job.
Yeah the beetles do an awesome job! I have a coyote and fox I want to send to get done.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:46 AM
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I also have a buddy that has a taxidermy shop and I just let him do it,He boils them.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:05 AM
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I have dermestid beetles and use them to clean skulls as a hobby. I'm doing enough now that I plan on starting up a small business to do them this year. That way I can write off some of my expenses and utilities.

I started doing them for myself and family and friends but now I'm Scott's (Firediver) go to skull guy. Since he does taxidermy, he gets some requests for European mounts.

Here's a link to some pictures I have of the process. I don't have any of the finished, degreased, whitened product though. Guess I need to get some to show off my work.

I no longer have them in my basement and I have 3 colonies, not just that one tub. I have a 4'x4'x3' insulated box that I keep outside that I keep them in. I have a couple thousand right now.

In the pictures with the bucks, all the ones in green garbage bags (and the one in the blue grocery bag) are Illinois bucks from Scott and the others are PA bucks. Mine from this year is the one that is just the skull cap.

I have about a dozen or so deer to do, plus a bear (it's in right now) and several coyotes.

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http://picasaweb.google.com/adam.fre...llCleaningWork
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Here is one i mounted on a chunk of cedar, i am working on some more will post pictures when done. I'm working on getting them whiter.
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Here is one i mounted on a chunk of cedar, i am working on some more will post pictures when done. I'm working on getting them whiter.
Thats cool! I never saw that before.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:59 PM
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love it..........thats an awesome idea.....
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Pretty stinkin' cool, burrhead!
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