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Good Start Up Books/kits

Postby Riverjumper » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:19 pm

My wife is a Biology major and has done a lot of skinning of animals recently. her professor, told her that she would make a good taxidermist, now she is on this kick of wnating to learn. Are there some good books out there? She would have plenty of birds to practice on. What is the best way to get her started?
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Postby Mr. Taxidermist » Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:14 am

Skinning is only a small part of taxidermy. Taxidermy also requires lots of patience and a good amount of artistic ability. I would recommend videos over books. They are more expensive, but worth the extra cost. All the supply companies sell videos. IMO Wasco and McKenzies offer the best videos.
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Postby Riverjumper » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:30 am

thanks, her prof does Taxidermy on the side, there are all sorts of mounts around the building. So if he says she would do a good job, I believe him. Lab work and that sort of thing takes a lot of patience too. I will look into those videos.
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