Where I draw the line on soft mountingI have been asked numerous times by a multitude of people, "Will you soft mount this squirrel I got?" "will you soft mount this little 10 week old fox cub?" "will you soft mount my super rare bat-eared fox/serval/african civet/etc.?Where I draw the line on soft mounting by SkinnedFawxTaxidermy
Short answer? No. I Will not.
1. The small or baby animals.
I will not soft mount anything smaller than an adult skunk or opossum. Why? Because anything smaller will end up looking like nothing more than a stiff furry tube with legs shooting out, and I will not degrade my work to that.
As for the baby animals, especially fox pups, tiny coyote pups, baby skunks, baby raccoons, etc... I will only lifesize these or send them to be freeze-dried. These poor souls deserve better, especially after such an unfortunate early death. You also don't get these specimens very often, so it's best to preserve them in a way to make them last a long time.
2. Rare specimens
This one is a huge pet peeve for me. If you have, for example, a fox/coyote/opossum/raccoon/etc t
I am an inspiring newbie at taxidermy, but I have been collecting bones, pelts and other oddities for years. This profile contains the interests and collections of my life, WARNING, This deviant-art profile contains gore, dead animals, darkness, occult, and taxidermy. No, my mounts are not alive, they are taxidermy animals. I did not kill them myself, nor choose them to be killed. I do not hunt animals myself, but certainly respect those that do as long as they in turn respect the animals they hunt. Having Native American blood running through my veins through my family history, I tend to have spiritual beliefs about the life and death of not just animals but human beings as well. I love and cherish all my soft mounts, bones, and pelts as beautiful companions, and while I do intend on using them as reference for the many canine inspired fans or fanatics, I have mainly purchased them as companions for myself. Further reasons for why I have bought them have to do with my spiritual beliefs which I find no reason to list here. All my mounts have been beautifully preserved to be loved and appreciated for years to come rather than left to rot in the ground, and they are very dear to me and greatly respected. So please don't be rude by condemning me for owning them or sending me death threats and stupid petty arguements. Just to put something out there for all you anti-fur, taxidermy, hunting and trapping "activists", hunters and trappers put TONS of money into wildlife preservation and care each year and I've even heard from someone that they donate more money than Peta themselves. So I know the argument, and have no need to hear it again. Please be respectful, and do not comment to send me hate, I love all of my animals dearly and have the utmost respect for each piece that I acquire. All of my animals are owned by me, no sharing or tagging pics allowed unless you ask me first.|