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Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
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A rare treat for any taxidermist,, a spring male Sage grouse- only time of year a true strut pose can be done due to to changes in their skin during mating.

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these spring birds can only be taken by museums, or learning institutions with collection permits, or in this case, from a Native American permit.
S.Leeper

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somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 21, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
I think it is great you can mount someone's beloved pet to give them comfort..
Reeotch

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4 Corners Area
Mar 21, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Yeah, I considered that with my old dog. She was a looker!

But, on second thoght, it seemed a bit creepy.

Kinda like what they're doing to Hugo Chvez . . .
splitter

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Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Mar 21, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Ron, I wish I new you back in '78, b'cuz I came upon this Great Horned Owl (maybe it was a Great Horned ?/it was huge), laying in the middle of the road, on the way to Hawthorn from Mammoth late one night. I stopped, and it was still warm, so I tossed it into the back of my truck and continued on. I started calling around and couldn't find a taxidermist, so a couple days later I took it out and placed it someplace respectible. Sure was a beautiful bird, kinda sad memories regarding it, actually.

Keep up the "Great" work, bro!!

edit: "archaic laws on the books..." - i vaguely remember that was what i ran into with the taxidermist i contacted in Bishop, at the time. :(
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Yeah,, pets are a little odd, but i do them occasionally.. And the owl would unfortunatly have to be wasted due to archaic laws on the books here regarding raptors.

This sage gruse took abut 12 hours of pinning and skin and plumage manipulation to get this strutting pose-- they have an unfair advantage of 150 nerves that do it for them, i have to cheat those nerves !
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
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Downey Woodpecker just done for the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science..
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
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White headed Woodpecker for the Tahoe Institute. Cool little specimens to work on.!
Largo

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The Big Wide Open Face
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Very fine work, Ron.

How do you get the waddles like that on the gobblers?

JL
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Thanks JL! And the turkey wattles are freeze dried after injecting them to full value. Then air brushed and hand painted.


and hope the Leg is coming along!
Chim-Chim

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Mar 23, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
Heh Ron, do you know a lady named Amber? She's from G-ville, but lives in Tahoe she's a critter stuffer too.;} Dan
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Yes i do,, shes a freind of mine.
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
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a few shots of Amber working at the shop. A DELIGHTFUL person she is!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Wattle ya do when they come for you, bad boy?

Turkeys!
Turkeys!
After the munchies...
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Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
Mustelid,, ill RUN!


Another tahoe Institute of Natural Science specimen- Williamson Sapsucker.

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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
You Da Man! Ya know I hear there's gud money in Jackalopes.
dirt claud

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san diego,ca
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:38am PT
First time I have seen this thread Ron. Beautiful work man, hope to see your stuff on display some time.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:53am PT
You ever screw around and make a cross eyed mountain lion or something goofy?

BTW, just looking over the thread and WOW!!! you are amazingly talented.
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 08:34am PT
Why yes,, i have on occasion mounted something odd- like a baboon riding a wart hog dressed in a little cowboys outfit,, or a two headed quail.;^) Also did a baboon standing that was holding a tiolet paper roll. Glad you all enjoy the thread- i worked on a tiny specimen until 12:30 this morn--a poorwill . Twas a tiny potato chip- and required my secret rehydration techniques to bring the skin back to something workable..Micro surgery and micro "boids" make for a fun evening!


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Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Gorgeous work, Ron!! We at TINS will be very proud to use these for education and outreach!!

EDIT - And sorry about the dehydrated skin - we try, but sometimes specimens come to us that have just been chucked in the freezer with no protection. I always recommend a paper cone and double freezer bags - seems to do the trick for birds I'm going to make into study skins.
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Glad ya like em Will! Happy to help out the Institute and the good work You do!


Interesting about the white headed being a victim of the angora fire too!

I was thinking that pecker was do for a molt when looking at the white head- and tiny dark and grey stained feathers which didnt wash out with dawn dishwashing sop. I thought it to be natural,, then upon conversing with Will was told she was an angora fire victim lol! Smoked she was !
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