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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2010-09-01

First catch your lizard.

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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

I was going to say "That's no lizard". There used to be an instructable or two on that.

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woodle (author)Re-design2010-09-01

Oh blast, I'll post a question on what lizards look like later. How would you go about stuffing that thing then?

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Re-design (author)woodle2010-09-01

I believe that doing a lizard would be VERY close to the same process as doing a small bird.

Check out this link.

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

Excellent advice, any more to follow?

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

It just seems to me that lizards are a more ticklish proposition than birds, thanks for the link though.

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steveastrouk (author)woodle2010-09-01

How so ? Are you aiming to stuff a tiddler , or a Komodo ? Steve

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

I was thinking of stuffing a skink, I think a komodo would be a little out of my league at this stage. Woodle

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steveastrouk (author)woodle2010-09-01

I suspect the scale might be more of a problem than the actual procedure.

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

I was a trifle concerned over that side of things too. Perhaps a microscope?

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steveastrouk (author)woodle2010-09-01

Maybe rather than work UP to something, you should work DOWN ? I doubt you'd need a microscope, but a binocular loupe sounds like a good idea to me.

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

As it does to me. What would you think of a magnifying glass? Just to start off with.

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steveastrouk (author)woodle2010-09-01

I think you'll need stereo vision - get one of those big lenses ?

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

I'm just concerned about spending too much money on what is, at the present, just a fledgling hobby.

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steveastrouk (author)woodle2010-09-01

I thought it was a lizard , not a fledgling ;-)

Anyway, Home Depot and the like (B+Q here in the UK) sell little clip on lenses like sunglasses which will work for a couple of bucks.

Steve

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woodle (author)steveastrouk2010-09-01

Are they not one and the same? This sounds like a splendid, and economical, solution.

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