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Re: Trapping
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2013, 01:08:00 PM »
Caught this in a #1 foothold baited with peanut butter
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« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2013, 01:15:25 PM »
Took down another one in my garage - they seem to be suckers for a kernel of corn.  Looked a lot like that one, except that his head was smashed and he was still holding the corn in his mouth.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2013, 01:18:13 PM »
Nice catch Greene


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« Reply #63 on: December 01, 2013, 01:21:21 PM »
Nice catch Greene
wonder how much mouse skins are selling for...
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2013, 01:29:16 PM »
wonder how much mouse skins are selling for...
Skin them, wrap them in bacon, put a toothpick through them and bake them a while...Hors d’Oeuvres!!
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2013, 01:37:55 PM »
I would say a mouse skin is probably priceless

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2013, 01:50:17 PM »
I two other conibears out and both of had the bait stolen from mice.
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2013, 05:48:51 PM »
wonder how much mouse skins are selling for...
If someone needed a really little coat.
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« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2013, 07:47:28 PM »
Mouse thumb covers

Maybe a mouse skin medicince pouch

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« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2013, 07:56:17 PM »
Mouse thumb covers

Maybe a mouse skin medicince pouch
thaats what I was thinking
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Re: Trapping
« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2013, 08:40:24 PM »
imagine how many it would take to make a comforter...
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« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2013, 08:50:55 PM »
I would go by the assumption that each skin was 2 square inches

Rough math would be somewhere around 20 thousand to have a decent blanket

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Re: Trapping
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2013, 11:03:08 PM »
20,000 skins at 2 square inches (1 inch by 2 inches) each would yield 40,000 square inches.
40,000 square inches would make a square 200 inches by 200 inches.

200 inches = 16 2/3 feet, so that blanket would be a little over 16 feet long by 16 feet wide. 

We are gonna need a shit load of mice.   lol
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« Reply #73 on: December 02, 2013, 03:38:08 AM »
That would be a damn large blanket

Isn't the saying bigger is better

16'x16' is a damn large blanket hell that's more of a tarp then a blanket

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« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2013, 09:08:07 AM »
Just running the numbers.   I was thinking you should be able to get a 2x2 skin from a mouse, but this way, it's conservative.
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« Reply #75 on: December 02, 2013, 09:32:14 AM »
does anyone know how to sew them together?
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« Reply #76 on: December 02, 2013, 09:42:21 AM »
My mom has a sewing machine....
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« Reply #77 on: December 02, 2013, 11:44:15 AM »
Now where are we going to get 20000 mice?
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« Reply #78 on: December 02, 2013, 12:23:07 PM »
Won't take long. From what I am finding, 6 mice can become 60 in 3 months. The growth would be exponential, so less than a year to get to 60,000.
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« Reply #79 on: December 02, 2013, 12:44:38 PM »
Anyone willing to raise them for the sake of the project

Sewing would depend on how the pelts were tanned but a sewing machine would be excellent idea