There's three types of animal lovers in the world. The first are your basic pet owners. The ones with a cat or dog in the home, meant to be their cuddly companion. They love and adore it and consider it a member of the family. The second are animal rights activists. They ten ...more
This video taxidermy tutorial demonstrates the process of molding and casting a fish mount. Any fish can be placed into molding material and covered with plaster to create an exact replica of the fish. When the mold hardens, a duplicate of the fish can be cast. Watch this inst ...more
While a pronghorn antelope is used in this video, the techniques and methods will also work for any deer, elk, caribou or other hunting animal you've bagged. Learn how to properly skin and remove the head for later taxidermy and mounting.
Uh...yuck. Fun, but definitely yuck. Terrifying taxidermied jewelry and accessories by Reid Peppard. That's right, dead rodent cufflinks, change purses, bowties, bracelets... and a guinea pig hair comb. Something a little sweeter (though certainly still dead) from Etsy selle ...more
Fishing enthusiasts don't need to waste the skin on a prize catch. Eat the meat, but when cleaning the fish, cut the skin so that it stay in tact for mounting. The delightful English demonstrator walks through the steps of cleaning, prepping, and stuffing a mounted taxidermy f ...more
This is a video on how to take care of early season velvet horns.
This is gruesome. Beware. Don't watch if you're easily grossed out. The rat has a battery access hatch made out of velcro on its back, not shown in the film. If you solder a battery, make sure you do it quick - if the battery is exposed to heat from the soldering gun for too l ...more
This video is fantastic and very detailed on how to mount deer antlers. He carves the antlers off a deer head, then boils them to remove the meat, finally he mounts them on a piece of wood. For this professional taxidermy tutorial you may need a hack saw. Oh also, you need a d ...more
In this American Taxidermy video we learn how to clean animal skulls. He is using borax, bleach, detergent, scrub brushes and a strong stomach as this smells awful. He uses a deer head with antlers, called a European mount and a canine skull.
In this video taxidermy tutorial series, a professional taxidermist demonstrates how to prepare a whitetail deer cape for mounting. Now that the skin has been fleshed and tanned, the deer head cape is ready to be mounted. The skin will need the mount that will shape the skin, ...more
Learn how to skin a squirrel with tips from Uncle Hiram, the great outdoorsman. Watch this how-to video to improve your taxidermy skills.
Make a deer tail mount on felt. This video shows the steps of taxidermy from the skinning to the mounting of the deer tail.
This video taxidermy tutorial shows how to make a wall mount sculpture of a white crappie fish. The initial fish is bedded into a soft clay mold, and then painted with fiberglass resin. When the mold hardens and dries, it can then be filled with whatever material desired to ma ...more
A professional taxidermist demonstrates the "bondo ear" method for a whitetail deer mount in this video taxidermy tutorial. The mixture used is half bondo and half polyester resin, and the ears on the deer mount are further stuffed with a fiberglass mat to reinforce the materi ...more
In this video taxidermy tutorial series, a professional taxidermist demonstrates how to flesh a whitetail deer head. Whether you're tanning yourself or taking it to a professional tannery, the preparation of the deer flesh needs to be done the same way. An anti-bacterial spray ...more
Attention all WonderHowTo explosive-lovers, here is an artist that just may awe and inspire... China's Cai Guo-Qiang opts for more thrilling materials than traditional paint, clay or plaster, say. Instead, Cai has mastered the art of gunpowder, fireworks and other pyrotechnic ...more
For those who have a love for taxidermy AND beer, here's just the thing for you. Fancy Scottish brewery BrewDog has just released a 55% ABV “The End of History” beer which will be sold inside roadkill (your choice:a stuffed stoat or gray squirrel). Sound appealing? BrewDog i ...more
The colors on a dead fish can get a bit dull, but a little bit of acrylic paint will add a life-like vibrancy to the stuffed taxidermy mount. The demonstrator walks through the steps of adding fresh and realistic color to a perch mount with the help of some paint. Watch this v ...more
Based in Santa Monica, we don't have much occasion to go hunting or clean skulls. We could, but we just do not. Our American Taxidermy instructor is using borax, bleach, tide detergent, and scrub brushes. He is cleaning a deer head with antlers, called a European mount. Nary ...more
This is a big salute to the freak shows and circuses of the victorian era, the era of the weird and downright wonderful;taxidermy squirrels in top hats having tea, bearded ladies and voyeurismso i propose a kangroo boxing fight tribute to the best freaks and morons of the era, ...more
Back at the dawn of time, a man's worth was determined by how many dead animals he had mounted to his wall. These days, men still want to be manly but find taxidermy a wee bit creepy. For those who want the coolness of deer bits in their home, this video shows you how to make ...more
Aspiring Scottish fashion designer James Faulkner brings all new meaning to the term upcycling. Faulkner uses wings, feathers and furs of actual roadkill for his headgear line. He line employs a variety of taxidermied vermin, including foxes, magpies, rabbits, wood pigeons, p ...more
Cock-er-fly. Noun (pl. -flies) Definition: a member of the insect family borne of taxidermy mutation; can be best described as a cross between a cockroach and a butterfly. Learn how to make-one-yourself here. Previously, Stomach Churning Taxidermy Fashion.
German artist Michael Sans Berlin taxidermied a somewhat sadistic homage to one of his nation's most traditional craft objects, the cuckoo clock (the first version was made in southwest Germany's Black Forest between 1740 and 1750). For sale at his site (price upon request); ...more
Want to help a younger sibling get over his or her fear of the dark? Get them a horrifying taxidermic nightlight! Artist Alex Randall explains, "Most of the animals we use are shot as vermin and their bodies either used as food for other animal or left to rot. By giving them ...more
Instructables member Canida came up with this clever (though grotesque) pun: The Mouse Mouse. PETA members, you may want to skip this one, Canida's project does require a dead mouse. Visit Canida's Instructable to make your own.