Taxidermy

How To : Mold and cast a fish mount for taxidermy statues

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

News : Stomach Churning Taxidermy Fashion

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

How To : Stuff a zander fish for a taxidermy mount

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

How To : Taxidermy a dead rat and add bright red LED eyes

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

How To : Mount deer antlers

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

How To : Clean skulls

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.

How To : Prepare a whitetail deer head for mounting

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

News : Cai Guo-Qiang's (Literally) Explosive Art

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

How To : Flesh the head of a deer to prepare for tanning

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

How To : Paint a stuffed perch with acrylic paints

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

How To : clean skulls

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

How To : Make a faux-bois mounted deer silhouette

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

News : kangaroo boxing

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

News : Roadkill Carcasses Go Couture

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

HowTo : Capture a Cockerfly

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.

News : Real Life, Cold-Blooded Cuckoo Clock

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

News : Make a Taxidermied Mouse Mouse

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.

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