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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by Somed00d View Post
    sweet.. you could probably dry it in the oven too..
    Hm, see original notation about "small kitchen disaster"
    Please do NOT try this at home

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Very cool idea! A little too much work for me (I'm super lazy) but maybe I could get Amy to make some for the gex!

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Nice idea, I really hate buying hides and then having to get new ones as the snakes get older. I wonder if you could do this without an existing hide as a mold? Or would the clay fall in on itself?

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by icygirl View Post
    Nice idea, I really hate buying hides and then having to get new ones as the snakes get older. I wonder if you could do this without an existing hide as a mold? Or would the clay fall in on itself?
    I tried but the clay is just too pliable. I imagine it could work if you used some sort of brace to hold it while cooking. Or just mold it over a cake pan or something.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    That is fantastic!

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by OhBalls View Post
    Thanks Pat!
    I found one online at a kids craft site, but had to tweak it to harden without cracking.
    How many hides can you make with one batch?

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Long View Post
    How many hides can you make with one batch?
    I made two hides with each batch of clay. I used the medium hide (shown here http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/reptile_cave.php) as my mold

    I am making the X-Large now. Getting one per batch of clay (with a small bit left over). Beats the heck out of the cost to buy these.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Could you use a glass bowl and mold around it or would it stick to the glass?

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by Clear View Post
    Could you use a glass bowl and mold around it or would it stick to the glass?
    If you use the oil as directed, it'll come right off. Made a couple with glass for my gecko.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Really nice! I plan to do this now for my hatchlings. Do you paint the inside with the rock stuff?

    also, the mixture to make this can also me tweaked to make play-do'h( or what ever it is) :p
    - Matt

    Come here little guy. You're awfully cute and fluffy but unfortunately for you, you're made of meat

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