Cleaning Furbearer and Small Mammal Skulls 101

Cleaning Furbearer and Small Mammal Skulls 101

You’ve caught a furbearer trophy, but now comes the hard part. A thorough skull cleaning is needed to properly display it. Providing one of the most effective ways to deflesh a specimen, a dermestid beetle colony can give you the results you need. Here is a look into...
The Latest in Taxidermy

The Latest in Taxidermy

Over the years, people have relied on different methods to preserve animal specimens. Harsh chemicals, boiling, composting, and other methods can damage bones. Dermestid beetles, which are relatively new in taxidermy, have become one of the most popular methods of...
Taxidermy Skull Preparation and Skull Cleaning

Taxidermy Skull Preparation and Skull Cleaning

The art of taxidermy to preserve a trophy you bagged while hunting requires a skilled hand and a little help from nature. The thought of preserving some part of the trophy animal you bagged appeals to many hunters of all ages. You could choose a full-body mount,...
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Taxidermy

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Taxidermy

When most people think of taxidermy, they imagine stuffed animals or skulls. With modern taxidermy, dermestid beetles are the choice for skull cleaning. This field hasn’t been only about cleaning your trophy. It’s been the technique for studying animals, taking...
Taxidermy Dos and Don’ts

Taxidermy Dos and Don’ts

You got your trophy buck or bass after applying your patience and skill. Now you want to display your specimen in its natural form. Mounting your specimen takes an additional level of skill, but do-it-yourself taxidermy is possible. Here are some dos and don’ts for...
Which Animals Challenge Taxidermists the Most?

Which Animals Challenge Taxidermists the Most?

When it comes to preserving animals, either using traditional taxidermist methods or creating animal skulls (European mounts) and articulated skeletons, the process can present some challenges even for the most skilled taxidermists. The process of taxidermy involves...