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Mike Gadd

UK Taxidermist

Taxidermy.Net LLC

HQ Phone: (512) 565-0472

Email: m***@***.uk

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Taxidermy.Net LLC

538 Yorks Crossing

Driftwood, Texas 78619

United States

Company Description

We are committed to encouraging and maintaining good practice and standards within UK taxidermy. We produce an annual journal that is full of interesting articles, modern taxidermy techniques and space for advertising by supply companies and members ali ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Owner

UK Taxidermy

World of Nature (Taxidermists)

World of Nature

Taxidermy

Mike Gadd

Affiliations

Committee Member
Guild of Taxidermists

Education

Master Credit

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Mike Gadd UK Taxidermist & Wildlife Sculptor Tel 01937 844 580 Mike@taxidermy.co.uk


UK Taxidermy Training, Bird Taxidermy, and Small Mammal taxidermy

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Mike has taught a good number of successful taxidermists and does a few taxidermy training courses each year.

Mike is well known as a competition judge and for his ability as a taxidermist and sculptor. As you will see from this web site, Mike has a wealth of knowledge to offer that will be of tremendous benefit.
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Mike Gadd at Hollydean Cottage, Padmans Lane, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire LS23 6BR, UK Tel 01937 844580
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It's a fascinating process, and I can't imagine a better guide to it than Mike.


Taxidermy Seminar 2012 - UK Bird Small Mammal Taxidermist Mike Gadd

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by Mike Gadd. Posted on 16 Sep, 2012 Mike Gadd Demonstrating Squirrel Taxidermy
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Mike Gadd Demonstrating Squirrel Taxidermy manakin
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Members attended an excellent day hosted by long time Guild member and highly respected taxidermist Mike Gadd. Mike started the practical demonstration on small mammal taxidermy by explaining the importance of getting to know the anatomy of the specimen you are about to work on
"Instead of rushing straight in and skinning the specimen take the time to see how it moves naturally" Mike explained The Squirrel had suffered internal injuries as a result of a RTA. So Mike explained how he had used acetone and alcohol to kill any bacteria and prevent the skin from slipping around its belly area. This had worked extremely well and there was no sign of hair loss. Mike then proceeded to skin the squirrel after a short debate on the various types of incision that would work on such small specimens and the pro's and con's of each option, a straight forward belly incision was opted for on this occasion.
The benefits of using a knife as opposed to a scalpel were also discussed. Removal of the skin commenced and in no time at all Mike had skinned right to the tips of the toes and had a neat skin ready to do some fine paring of the ears, eyelids and lips before placing it into the tan solution. After lunch Mick began to create a mannequin for the squirrel useing woodwool.
Mike Gadd Demonstrating Squirrel Taxidermy
At times he was so fast at binding it was a blur. In no time at all a traditional mannequin was completed ,an artificial head replaced the badly damaged origional and the eyes were set into place
Mike now turned his attention back to the skin and demonstrated fleshing to reduce shrinkage when drying . The day was drawn to an end with Mike demonstrating how he fine tunes the skin and uses good referance to re-create an exceptionally lifelike squirrel
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