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Taxidermists Terms to Know

Taxidermy is a unique and interesting profession that many pet owners and hunters require at some time or another. As you may know, taxidermists specialize in preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals. You supply these experts with a dead deer, bear, fish, or bird, and he or she will prepare it to look lifelike. Special schooling is required for anyone who wants to learn taxidermy. While hunting often results in these mounted animals, some people choose to have their pets preserved as well. Here are a few useful terms to know about the subject.

  • Freeze Dry – This is a method of rapidly freezing something at very low temperatures in order to preserve it. Once frozen, the object is subjected to a high-powered vacuum tool that removes any ice by sublimation.
  • Fleshing – A process that involves removing all red meat from the deer, bear or other animal. A machine or scalpel is often utilized to do this. If a fish or bird is the subject, this meat must all be removed as well.
  • Salting – A specific table is often used to apply salt to the animal. This is done after the fleshing of the raccoon, wolf, or elk. This helps pull moisture off the animal and works like a dehydration process. It often takes around six weeks.
  • Skinning Gambrel – A frame with chains and hooks that are used to suspend a dead animal in the air. This allows a taxidermist to skin the animal. While there is no special schooling required to use a gambrel, there is a certain process that must be learned.
  • Tail Stripping Tool – A hand tool that enables you to strip the skin from an animal tail in one easy motion. Many hunting supply shops and taxidermy product dealers offer these devices.
    National Taxidermists Association
    Green Forest, AR 72638
    An organization that would endorse education, solidarity, and standards for the entire taxidermy industry to embrace. Our association focuses on the needs and interests of the taxidermy industry.
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    Wildlife Impressions Taxidermy
    5462 Plains Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
    We provide taxidermy work for whitetail, fish, and big and small game mounts. We provide fast, friendly and quality service for affordable rates. Call or come see us for all your taxidermy needs.
    (517) 628-2303
    Freed Taxidermy
    750 N. Sheldon, Charlotte, MI 48813
    Full-service taxidermist with experience in work with different animals. Our goal is to capture the natural beauty of wildlife. Call us for a price list.
    (517) 402-3342
    Natures Image Taxidermy
    316 Bliss St, Ionia, MI 48846
    We look at your trophy as our trophy and thus what you can expect is an authentic lifelike representation. Specializing in game head, life size mammals, pheasants and turkeys.
    (616) 902-1227
    Taxidermy by Nick Saade
    1309 Vine St, Lansing, MI 48912
    (517) 485-3669
    Fanta Taxidermy
    15484 Upton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
    (517) 641-6481
    Master Fish Taxidermy
    2175 Haslett Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
    (517) 339-2920
    Wild Lf Reflections Taxidermy
    12178 Forest Hill Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820
    (517) 626-7234
    Wolf Pack Taxidermy
    13230 Center Rd, Bath, MI 48808
    (517) 641-4443
    Aven Taxidermy
    10097 Redbud, Haslett, MI 48840
    (517) 339-1029
    Snapp's Taxidermy LLC
    1872 S Eifert Rd, Mason, MI 48854
    (517) 628-3508
    Vedder Taxidermy
    2498 N Clinton Trl, Charlotte, MI 48813
    (517) 543-6088
    Creative Taxidermy
    141 Main St, Mulliken, MI 48861
    (517) 649-8303
    Tobias Taxidermy
    12973 Sandborn Rd, Sunfield, MI 48890
    (517) 566-8147
    Accurate Reflections Taxidermy
    123 N Ovid St, Elsie, MI 48831
    (989) 862-4548
    Taxidermy by Mel
    4153 Milner Rd, Stockbridge, MI 49285
    (517) 851-8919

    Taxidermists are professionals who prepare, stuff, and mount animals of all kinds. Taxidermy is an art that has been around for several centuries. Although the first American book on this practice was published in the mid 1800s, other parts of the world have been embracing taxidermy for much longer. It is an art form that typically involves wildlife such as large fish, birds, deer, bears, tigers and other animals people kill while hunting. Although some individuals prefer to bury their pets after they pass on, other people choose to have their cat or dog stuffed, preserved, and mounted. This may involve processes like tanning the hide, painting artificial eyes, and sewing the skin of the dead animal. Certain supplies are required for this task. Sometimes a taxidermist has to freeze dry specific parts like the skull, choose a certain size of glass eye, and use artificial teeth that are carved. This requires a certain level of schooling and training. Depending on the bear, bird, deer or fish involved, it takes a certain period of time for the lifelike animal to be sculpted properly. When a hunting trophy or pet is completed, it may resemble a mannequin or dummy to some degree. Resort to the internet to learn a lot more about taxidermy and mounting wild animals. Although this is a unique process, there are a number of websites that can offer great details on this practice. If you have a specific animal in mind, try doing a little research on that species in particular.
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