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Preparation of the World's Largest Freshwater Turtle

Preparation of the World's Largest Freshwater Turtle

The stately male of the Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), who died in January 2016, had lived for many decades in a lake in the middle of the capital Hanoi. With a total length of about 2 meters and a weight of about 170 kilograms, it is the largest known specimen of its nearly extinct species.     Nobody had ever prepared such a huge...
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Breakthrough Award Winners 2020

Breakthrough Award Winners 2020

The highest award an entry can receive is Judges’ Choice Best of Show. Breakthrough honors this top achievement with the Breakthrough Award for Judges’ Choice Best of Show. Each winner receives a handsome plaque and a gift certificate from Breakthrough worth $50 in subscription renewals and merchandise. This is our way of thanking and perhaps giving additional...
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Refurbishing Old Fish Mounts

Refurbishing Old Fish Mounts

Having started in taxidermy with my grandfather in 1954, I still enjoy looking at the old mounts. I love redoing old fish mounts to allow them to once again hang proudly on the wall rather than find their way to a Dumpster. A few products that I use are Zip-Strip for stripping, 3006 White Lightening Caulk for hide glue, Zinsser Clear Spray Shellac for sealing, and Ultra...
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Waterfowl Reference Study: Gadwalls

Waterfowl Reference Study: Gadwalls

Gadwalls (Mareca strepera) are common and widespread dabbling ducks in the family Anatidae. Gadwalls were first described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. DNA studies have shown that it is a sister species with falcated ducks; the two are closely related to the three species of wigeons, and all of them have been assigned to the genus...
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A message from World Show Chairman Larry Blomquist: World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® Rescheduled for August 24-28, 2021

If there is one thing we have learned from the Corona virus pandemic, it is that drastic changes in our lives have and will continue to occur. For how long who knows, but the writing was on the wall last March and April that 12 months minimum and 18 months probable were likely before normalcy would...
November 13, 2020 0 Comments
Live Sculpting from 2019 WTC World Show

Live Sculpting from 2019 WTC World Show

One of the most telling and educational events at the World Taxidermy Championships® is the Live Sculpting Competition. It demonstrates a quick understanding of how accurate taxidermy “mounts” evolve. I say “telling” because this art form is an important foundation of the...
September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Pre-Sculpted Division:  2019 World Show

Pre-Sculpted Division: 2019 World Show

The Pre-Sculpted Division had a record number of excellent entries at the 2019 World Taxidermy Championships®. Ohio Taxidermy Supply, who donated $5,000.00 to the WTC cash award fund in 2019, asked that a...
Part 4: Professional Standards for Taxidermy Loading and Securing Mounts for Delivery

Part 4: Professional Standards for Taxidermy Loading and Securing Mounts for Delivery

Finally, the moment you’ve patiently been waiting for: the “loading and securing” part, the final part of this long segment. I apologize if it seemed drawn out, but like I said from the...
Waterfowl Photo Reference Study Northern Pintails

Waterfowl Photo Reference Study Northern Pintails

Pintails are one of the most popular ducks sportsmen bring to taxidermists. Not only because of their wide distribution, but also the beauty of the drakes in winter plumage. During my search for photo references,...
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