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...
Where Do You Find Dermestid Beetles?

Where Do You Find Dermestid Beetles?

Dermestid beetles are prized by taxidermists for their ability to quickly and efficiently clean the flesh off of skulls and bones. If you’re interested in improving your skull-cleaning and taxidermy skills, you may want to invest in a colony of these flesh-eating...
What Is Ethical Taxidermy?

What Is Ethical Taxidermy?

Taxidermists often have a great love and respect for the animals that they work so hard to preserve. For this reason, many people who are interested in taxidermy are also passionate about conservation efforts and animal rights. When you hear that a specimen has been...
The History of Taxidermy

The History of Taxidermy

The art of taxidermy today is used for a wide range of purposes, much like it has been for centuries. Taxidermy has been around for countless ages and dates back to ancient Egypt. The Egyptians were rather advanced in developing new techniques and other such...