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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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how do you skin and streach a skin to mount on a board?
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Re: rattle snake

you can probably find a good tutorial on taxidermy.net

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Re: rattle snake

Why did You Kill it? Did you EAT It ? A pic of a catch and release is cool also!!
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Re: rattle snake

I didn't do anything yet....do you hunt deer with rubber bullets I want to hang one on my wall that's why
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Re: rattle snake

you could take it to a taxidermist and he can tan it for you then you can place it wherever you want. but you will need a venomous permit if you take a rattle in.
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Ya I know I have a permit
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Re: rattle snake

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Why did You Kill it? Did you EAT It ? A pic of a catch and release is cool also!!
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What does it matter to you one way or the other? If he wants to kill one, and has the permit, he has every right to harvest one. I caught and kept one this year, too. We've also caught and released males that were legal. Go play PETA somewhere else.
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I agreed tdpa
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http://www.thetanneryinc.com/snakeskin.html

Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!
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Re: rattle snake

I've used the method bobcat posted above, but did it a little differently. After skinning the snake, I tacked the head end to a board, and fleshed the skin. You would be surprised how much meat/membrane/fat you can get off of a snake skin. After fleshing, I tacked the skin down flat. Once that was done, I used the 50% pure glycerin 50% rubbing alcohol mixture, and painted it on the skin once a day for a week. After that, I let it dry for a couple of days, then fleshed any remaining membrane off, put a final light coat on, and let it dry for a couple of days. Wipe off any excess, and you're good to go. When finished, the skin almost feels like a cross between rubber and leather, and is very pliable.

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