Original published in the 1900s, this guide contains a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of Taxidermy in a form convenient for everyday use, and supplies concise information on the general principles of the subjects on which it treats. It is fully illustrated with over 100 illustrations and gives step-by-step instructions on how to skin, stuff, and mount birds, mammals, and fish.
Taxidermy has been defined as the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals, and also of stuffing and mounting them so as to impart to them as close a resemblance to the living forms as possible. The art is classified easily into three broad divisions: (1) Birds, (2) Mammals, (3) Fish… Also, taxidermy has been extended further so as to include the preserving and setting of insects, a subject really forming part of the science of entomology… The skinning, stuffing, and mounting of birds is the first part of the subject to receive treatment.
Very few tools are required by the taxidermist, it being possible to skin both birds and small mammals with only a penknife and a pair of scissors, and with the further aid of a pair of pliers to stuff and set them up.
It is not, however, always well to work with makeshift tools, and most, if not all, of the following should be obtained; but beginners are advised not to purchase the "boxes of bird-stuffing tools," as advertised, or they may find half of the tools useless and the other half unnecessary.
- Skinning Birds
- Stuffing and Mounting Birds
- Skinning and Stuffing Mammals
- Animals' Horned Heads: Polishing and Mounting Horns
- Skinning, Stuffing, and Casting Fish
- Preserving, Cleaning, and Dyeing Skins
- Preserving Insects
- Preserving Birds' Eggs
- Cases for Stuffed Specimens
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