Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ


» Today's Birthdays

None

» Stats

Members: 64,010
Threads: 238,091
Posts: 2,473,132
Top Poster: JLC (31,652)
Welcome to our newest member, Mule 66
Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 7891011121314151617
Results 161 to 169 of 169
  1. #161
    Registered User
    Join Date
    05-30-2014
    Location
    West Tennessee
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Does anyone know if Rust-Oleum LeakSeal is safe for this process?

    On sa side note... that's a lot of freaking salt! Lol

  2. #162
    Registered User SnakeBalls's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-23-2014
    Location
    Vantucky, WA
    Posts
    129
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 41 Times in 28 Posts
    Images: 29
    Any more long term updates? Whats the shelf life for these?

    If it is properly baked and sealed, should last forever eh?

  3. #163
    Registered User
    Join Date
    03-18-2015
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This saved me so much money and gave me a bonding opportunity with my "snake daddy" (also known as my boyfriend...Lol!). We enjoyed making these for our babies. (:

  4. #164
    Registered User Valeria-g87's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-05-2015
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Can I use polycrylic as a sealer instead?

  5. #165
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-02-2016
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Has anyone had a problem with the clay cracking?

  6. #166
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-05-2016
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I'd like to hear from someone who has a good, cost effective sealer that works in a more humid atmosphere. These clay hides seem to be working well for beardies and other desert species but failing in more humid habitats. I've been researching diy hides all over the web and the people who build a lot of hides all seem to use Shields-all, but the smallest amount of that stuff you can get is still about $40 - not reasonable if you just want to make 2-3 small/medium hides. Other people have mentioned silicone tank sealer but I don't see how that works - it's a thick gel, seems like it would make a thick, blobby, rubbery layer on your surface. Mod Podge apparently is not durable enough or fully waterproof. What sealants have you guys used successfully for hides in 50-70% humidity enclosures?

  7. #167
    Registered User cayley's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-07-2017
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked 85 Times in 46 Posts
    Images: 1
    I've been reading this thread and it got my sculpture brain going. Was trying to figure out a super accessible technique for making hides etc but with structure besides a mold... I was thinking that you could easily make an armature and use some type of homemade non-toxic air dry clay. I'm gonna try this out for when my snake needs a bigger hide.

  8. #168
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-17-2018
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Talking Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Thanks! I think the kids and I are going to try this today!

  9. #169
    BPnet Veteran gunkle's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-05-2008
    Location
    Manchester, Ct
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    255
    Thanked 134 Times in 83 Posts
    Images: 2

    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Thinking about 3d printing a hide mold then using this clay method to make the hide. The thing with FMD 3d printing (the kind most home owner priced models are) is that it builds the item by laying a single layer of melted plastic at a time, moving up a fraction of an inch then doing the next layer. This means that you shouldn't use them in any fashion that can cause bacteria or other things to form. Too many tiny, tiny, tiny places for things to hide and grow. The only issue is that I can't bake it on top of a 3d printed mold as it would melt. would it work if I let it air dry for a day or so then remove the mold and bake? anyone try something like that. I admit I haven't read the whole thread but did skim through it quickly.
    1.0 Bearded Dragon
    0.1 Super Pastel Lesser Ball Python
    1.0 Pastel Bamboo Ball Python
    0.0.2 Crested Gecko
    1.2.0 Guinea Pigs
    0.1 Dog
    0.2 Cats

Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 7891011121314151617

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1