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Mount bird skin

When the skin is relaxed so that wings and legs may be manipulated without breaking, squeeze water from it and follow same method
given for cleaning a fresh skin. With this treatment a good dry skin will come out as soft and workable as a fresh one.

To make up dry bird skins for keeping to mount at a future time, follow regular method of thorough skinning and cleaning. Wrap skull, wing, and leg bones lightly with cotton or tow. Turn skin right side out and push a neck and light body filling of fiber that will allow ventilation, into place. Arrange the plumage and hang the skin up by a thread or cord sewn through neck at base of skull.

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