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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Fox Mounts

Just curious...
I'm getting my fox hide professionally tanned...
Is this the process all fox undergo prior to being mounted? Or, after this, is my only choice a rug?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 11:22 AM
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Is it already skinned?? If so, was it skinned for a mount? Or case skinned for tanning??

If case skinned and already sent out to be tanned, its too late...

If not skinned yet, make up yer mind! Lol...

2 different tanning and skinning processes are done...a case skin and dry tan for hanging on the wall or making stuff etc..inside will be soft leather....the other is a taxidermy wet tan...but, if not skinned for taxidermy, it will be unusable or possibly much more work for the taxidermist if its salvagable for mounting and hasn't been tanned...

I've never got one mounted....but, got em tanned and hang them from the nose off a shelf...they look great....
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Re: Fox Mounts

depends on if the lips ,nose ears and eyes have been all turned and split, plus case skinned is no problem i skin all my small mammals that way ,weather its a wall hanger or getting mounted.
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Didn't know case skins could be mounted..I'm sure it hides well though!

My concern with MY case skins, is I'm no pro...I do fine for hangers, rugs and selling, but, eyes and lips I will admit to not getting perfect on every one of the critters I've ever done...I usually leave the head to the taxi...

And, I've never turned or split anything....need to find a youtube video..I know I had it done on a fox I hung and its a little nicer..ears aren't stiff and stuck kinda funny and mouth isn't as hard...
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Re: Fox Mounts

also were the legs and feet left intact? obviously cant do much of a lifesize mount without them!

He never said it would be easy;
He only said it would be worth it!
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Yes, left in tact, she said she would split and turn everything. Also mentioned she would remove all cartilage. Joe, does that mean it can be mounted now or cannot? Just curious. I'll be happy either way.

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sure , a cased skin is not a problem for me, if everything is all there get it mounted.just be sure and have it taxidermy tanned
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Re: Fox Mounts

Remove the cartilage? If removed from the ears and sent to a tanner, the ears may blow completely out. If this means the inside of the ears got peeled, then no mount can be done.

Maybe you mean the nasal cartilage?
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