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Discussion in 'Taxidermy Forum' started by West Sider, Jan 25, 2016.
Best way to prepare it for the freezer with out messing up the sprig
This pintail was shot a few years back down in Mexico and transported back to the US to be mounted. In order for the tail to not be damaged during shipment it was pulled and put underneath one of its wings.
I believe most taxidermists can reattach it.
Not sure if this is the preferred method but one that i know works. Maybe someone more qualified than myself can answer for you.
Hope this helps.
That's a heck of a sprig!
Put his head over his back and slip into a 2 gallon zip-loc bag, push out the air, freeze, get it to your taxidermist. The tail can be bent in a circle without hurting it, just make sure not to "kink" it 90 degrees to where the shaft actually gets cracked, so don't throw a big frozen pork roast on top of it..... Pulling out the feathers is OK as long as the taxidermist is capable of re-installing them correctly (ie, ask him/her first).
Here is what I did. Put the sprig at the top to hopefully keep the weight of the bird off of it. Thanks for all the posts.