Taxidermy is a really quick process, said no one ever!
To watch taxidermists in their element is a true thing of beauty. From prepping the hide to airbrushing the final details, this is not something to dabble with when you have a spare day off. So, next time you're saying to yourself, "I can't believe how long this mount is taking," keep this video in mind... there's a lot of work to be done!
Watch this insane time-lapse video that shows just how long it takes to mount a full sized crocodile.
Alright, so maybe mounting a full-sized crocodile might not be your first taxidermy project, but something smaller, like a squirrel, is a great place to start.
If you're interested in pursuing taxidermy as a hobby, I'd suggest speaking with your local taxidermist before buying any gear. They know the tricks of the trade and can get you pointed in the right direction without having to purchase unnecessary items. For all items that you might need on your next project, visit Van Dyke's website... they literally have everything you'll ever need to create a great looking mount.