Taxidermy comes from the two Greek words taxi- meaning
arrangement, and -derma meaning skin. Taxidermy refers to the preparation
of skins to mount on a manikin to create lifelike mounts.
is my first objective, here at whitetailsunlimited.
as you bring your trophy to me, I’ll skin it carefully to keep the fur
as clean as possible. Then, the skin will be salted to remove all body
fluids and to temporarily preserve the skin. I will then carefully flesh
and shave the skin. The skin will then be placed in a pickle, which is
a bath composed of water, salt, and an acid. It will then be neutralized
in a solution of water and sodium bicarbonate to destroy the effect of
the acid. Finally, I will tan your skin to obtain a leather, which will
last a lifetime.
of the manikin is another important step.
with the best manikins available in the market. I have to do some altering
to the manikins because each animal has a different size and I want to
provide you with the best mount. I don’t want to stretch the skin for it
to fit to the manikin; I want the manikin to fit the skin. This helps retain
the initial size of the animal when it was alive.
of the skin to the manikin is what makes the difference between a good
mount and a mount that will distract the eye.
provide you with a good mount that will attract the eye of every
you’ll have in your house.
a look at the picture gallery on this website!
show you that taxidermy is a valid form of wildlife art, just bring
trophy to me!