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Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby TROB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:27 pm

NEVERMIND. DELETE PLEASE :mad:


I have a decent drake wrapped in my freezer (in cotton t-shirt) and I don't see myself doing anything with it. If someone wants to practice on a bird, I'll give it to you. let me know. I'm back and forth between twin and Boise quite a bit so I can probably meet up anywhere between there.
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Re: Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby rweb » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:20 am

okay dumb question but why a cotton t-shirt? is that the best way to preserve the bird for a taxidermist? i have never heard of this before.
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Re: Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby TROB » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:10 pm

My taxidermist always says to wrap them in cloth. I guess it's because moisture doesn't get trapped on the bird.
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Re: Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby alanwebfoot » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:06 pm

moisture getting trapped in a bird or on a bird will not hurt them ,it's when you don't protect them from freezer burn [lack of moisture ] you get problems,,like dried out feet heads nearly impossible to skin.
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Re: Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby TROB » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:49 pm

alanwebfoot wrote:moisture getting trapped in a bird or on a bird will not hurt them ,it's when you don't protect them from freezer burn [lack of moisture ] you get problems,,like dried out feet heads nearly impossible to skin.


yea, i dont know the reason, but he said wrapping it in cloth will keep it from getting freezer burn. I never really freeze birds, I usually drop them off straight from the field and let him deal with it.
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Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby Waterfowlhammer » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:11 pm

Never heard of the cloth idea. Mine always says to stay away from cloth as it draws moisture out...
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Re: Taxidermy - anyone want a decent widgeon to practice on?

Postby TROB » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:40 pm

Waterfowlhammer wrote:Never heard of the cloth idea. Mine always says to stay away from cloth as it draws moisture out...

omg, who cares what I wrapped it in :offtopic: .......forget I asked.
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