Today I mounted two rats using the traditional wrapped method. This time I did not use foam or casted heads, but instead built them with clay and woodwool. This was a bit of an experiment, but I am quite happy with the results for a standard ebay mount. For a more professional mount for a competition or art gallery, I would probably make sure to use the original skull, or make a cast.
|Champagne coloured rat|
|Here are the rats together! The champagne rat stands up on his hind legs :)|
I am also working on some mouse 'rugs', with multimammate mice. These mice are LARGE, the size of small rats! These are beautiful white and grey coloured, and I hope to also get some mounted this week.
Here is a WIP rug, it needs to be mounted on felt still:
Please keep an eye on this blog for the future blog about wrapping small animal bodies! :)