Skeletonizing an animal is cleaning the body until there is no flesh left. When you use bacon beetles for this, the skeleton remains intact, including all the cartilage. When macerated in water, only the hard bone remains. We mainly use the latter way at The Hedgehog Program, but we will also try to set up a collection of bacon beetles.
Mounting an animal is preparing skin and fur and gluing it back on a mold as natural as possible. The result is an almost living looking animal. We currently do not do this at The Hedgehog Program, but we can have it done by more experienced taxidermists. If you would like to have an animal set up, we would be happy to forward you!
Put on strong water
In the case of mammals, putting animals into strong water is mainly done with loose organs or in very young animals. The deceased animals are then injected with Formalin and then placed in a jar with this chemical substance. As a result, the animal is completely preserved.