A New Life For Old Taxidermy Mounts

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A NEW LIFE FOR OLD TAXIDERMY MOUNTS

Like any industry, taxidermy has its share of unhappy customers — and for good reason. In some cases, it’s the prolonged delay in waiting for a finished piece, and in others, it’s a subpar mount that simply does no justice to the experience of the hunt. Fortunately, there is good news. Animal Artistry has a knack for breathing new life into old mounts, and the difference, according to one happy customer, is like “night and day.”



The Process of Remounting
It’s something we’ve offered from the beginning, but our re-mounting services are particularly appealing in the midst of our current social distancing climate, especially for local hunters.In many cases, these animals were mounted years and years go, and they simply need a little TLC. In other instances, they were a disappointment from day one. Either way, the value of the trophy itself — the story it tells — has been lost, and it’s truly an honor to restore something like that.

The re-mounting process at Animal Artistry is a delicate process that begins with properly hydrating the skin to open the sutures. Then, the skin can be carefully removed from the old mannikin. Next, the skin is expertly cleaned and dressed, and a new mannikin is sculpted. Finally, the trophy is remounted and sent to the finishing department for final detailing. Every step of the re-mounting process here at Animal Artistry is completed in-house, speeding up the timeline and ensuring all re-mounts meet our 90-day turnaround. Plus, the cost of a re-mount is no more than you’d spend on a typical trophy — inquire for specifics regarding your mount, and we’ll be happy to give you pricing.


CLIENT THOUGHTS

The response of our clients to our re-mounting services has been overwhelming. Many people had resigned themselves to never recovering what was lost or never there to begin with. In some instances, these trophies are animals that can no longer be hunted — and what a tragedy to have an inferior representation of something that can never be harvested again.



For our client John, a recent re-mount yielded “lions that are night and day better than the originals! They look bigger and more alive, and the detail is just so much better overall!” His pair of African lions were originally mounted in Africa, and as John explains it, “they definitely took advantage of the first-time African hunters. I was never very happy with any of the mounts I had done in Africa, and by the time we had them shipped home, we didn’t save any money at all — shipping was so expensive because of the dimensional size of the shipment.”

To customers debating the time and expense of a re-mount, it’s worth considering value. “I would first say always use high-quality taxidermists like Animal Artistry from the beginning,” says John. “I’m a believer that you get what you pay for, and in the end, it’s really not that much more to do it right with Mike.”

The process of re-mounting has proven to be truly worthwhile for John and many of our customers, and we invite you to learn more. As John puts it, “These guys are the professionals — let them take a look at the animal in question and if they can do it and do it right, they will.”

If you have a mount that brings you nothing but disappointment, take advantage of this lull in international shipping and give Animal Artistry an opportunity to re-kindle cherished memories. We’d love to answer your questions about our re-mounting services — contact us today Tel +1 (775) 323-0203 - Email office@animalartistry.com - Web www.animalartistry.com.
 

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This will sound a bit funny, but I have an albino squirrel that was "freeze dried" mounted. Would you be able to remount it?
 

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This will sound a bit funny, but I have an albino squirrel that was "freeze dried" mounted. Would you be able to remount it?
I think you have a fair idea of the answer
 

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This will sound a bit funny, but I have an albino squirrel that was "freeze dried" mounted. Would you be able to remount it?
Thank for the inquiry! Unfortunately, we cannot remount something that's been freeze dried. Sounds like a cool piece though! Don't think I've ever seen an albino squirrel.
 

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Bingo, I was right. I don’t own any taxidermy, I mostly hunt pests and I’m not a collector as my outfitter said.

I did watch American Stuffers a couple of times , there was a pretty girl in the show and they freeze dry stuff I remember that much.

I would mount a good example of a Monster something if it was worthy and I had access to good taxidermy services.

I’m fascinated By DG so a Bear or a wild Lion would be my top picks for taxidermy and happy to settle on a rug because I do have the space for that.
 

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@Animal Artistry you probably haven’t seen an Albino Kangaroo either but they exist, I’ve seen them in the wild and one stuffed but all Roos are protected and taken under licence for commercial use.

I think Albinos can be found in many species but the numbers are low and many not observed by people in the wild if they survive anyway.
 

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@Animal Artistry you probably haven’t seen an Albino Kangaroo either but they exist, I’ve seen them in the wild and one stuffed but all Roos are protected and taken under licence for commercial use.

I think Albinos can be found in many species but the numbers are low and many not observed by people in the wild if they survive anyway.
Yep, don't think I've personally seen an Albino Kangaroo either. We sometimes get albino animals in the shop.
 

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Thank you for the question! The standard time frame is six years. However, if the trophy is older, we can do a test soak in an inconspicuous area, and if the skin releases, we would attempt soaking a larger area.
 
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Thank you for the question! The standard time frame is six years. However, if the trophy is older, we can do a test soak in an inconspicuous area, and if the skin releases, we would attempt soaking a larger area.
ah ok I see now there are two posts for this topic. haha

so could you please send me some information regarding the remounting? I have a lioness that wouldn't mind a makeover. haha
 

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ah ok I see now there are two posts for this topic. haha

so could you please send me some information regarding the remounting? I have a lioness that wouldn't mind a makeover. haha
Awesome! We'd love to help you out and get your lioness a makeover! Feel free to contact our office manager, Stewart Brown, at 775-323-0203. You can also email him at stewart@animalartistry.com. He will provide you with all the information you need going forward. Thank you!
 
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