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Manual of Taxidermy


Manual of Taxidermy
A Complete Guide in Collecting and Preserving Birds and Mammals

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Explanation of Plates     
Part I.—Birds.     
Chapter I.—Collecting     
Section I. Trapping, etc. Section II. Shooting. Section III. Procuring Birds. Section IV. Care of Specimens.     
Chapter II.—Skinning Birds     
Section I. Ordinary Method. Section II. Exceptions to the usual Method of Skinning. Section III. Ascertaining the Sex of Birds. Section IV. Preserving Skins. Section V. Other Methods of Preserving Skins.     
Chapter III.—Making Skins     
Section I. Cleaning Feathers. Section II. Making Skins of Small Birds. Section III. Making Skins of Long-necked Birds. Section IV: Making Skins of Herons, Ibises, etc. Section V. Hawks, Owls, Eagles, Vultures, etc. Section VI. Labelling Specimens. Section VII. Care of Skins, Cabinets, etc. Section VIII. Measuring Specimens. Section IX. Making Over Old Skins.     
Chapter IV.—Mounting Birds     
Section I. Instruments. Section II. Mounting from Fresh Specimens. Section III. Crested Birds. Section IV. Mounting with Wings Spread. Section V. Mounting Birds for Screens, etc. Section VI. Mounting Dried Skins. Section VII. Prices for Mounting Birds. Section VIII. Panel Work.—Game Pieces, etc.     
Chapter V.—Making Stands     
Section I. Plain Stands. Section II. Ornamental Stands.     
Part II.—Mammals, Reptiles etc.     
Chapter VI.—Collecting Mammals     
Chapter VII.—Making Skins of Mammals     
Section I. Skinning Small Mammals. Section II. Skinning Large Mammals. Section III. Making Skins of Mammals. Section IV. Measuring Mammals     
Chapter VIII.—Mounting Mammals.     
Section I. Small Mammals. Section II. Large Mammals. Section III. Mounting Dried Skins of Mammals. Section IV. Mounting Mammals without any bones.     
Chapter IX.—Mounting Reptiles, Batrachians, and Fishes     
Section I. Mounting Lizards, Alligators, etc. Section II. Mounting Turtles. Section III. Mounting Fishes.

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