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Always looking for a challenge so I tackled this guy.
Lots of fun.
Still drying, need to do finish work and base w/ habitat.
 

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Looks good. Did the quills stay in it or come out? How did you skin it? I have one in the freezer that I need to skin out and decide if I want it mounted.
 

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nelentaxidermy said:
Always looking for a challenge so I tackled this guy.
Lots of fun.
Still drying, need to do finish work and base w/ habitat.
May I recommend the habitat include a hydraulic hose from a John Deere tractor, and/or metal trail sign?
 

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I case skinned it.
Had it professionally tanned.
Did loose a few quills but he has plenty left.
Chewing on a john Deere would make me feel bad, have an old JD A I want to restore.
Thanks for the compliments.
 

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ok thanks, that is what I thought but wasn't sure if turning it inside out would loose all the quills. How did you flesh it without quill damage or sticking yourself? I am going to put the skin in a box when I refreeze it, sure is a "pain" to move other things around in there with him laying in there.
 

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Looks great!!
 

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I mounted one about a year ago. After skinning, fleshing, salting, pickling, tanning and mounting, it probably dropped at least 50 quills. I was careful while working on it. Always worked on it on a light colored table top to help keep track of any dropped quills. Didn't want to find any by accident. I saved them all in case I wanted to replace some later. Never got stuck with one until I started sewing him up. It's going to lose some quills. Just try and keep track of them
 
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