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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm currently trying this out.

    I made the dough and it turned out perfect and I bought the exact same hide that you are using in the pictures and I covered it with oil and I put the dough on it and I have it in the oven now.

    I bought the same water proofing paint that you are using but I bought the normal spray paint (It's the Krylon brand).

    I'll post pics of it when it's finished if you guys want me to.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    I've got a few that I made drying the last coat of waterproofing as we speak. Should be ready today I just used some ceramic bowls that were around the kitchen.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    ya and i was thinkin if u use ur old hide, that too small, as a mold .. the new one will be a lil bit bigger and u can repeat the process till u end up with the right size.

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by GVReptiles View Post
    I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm currently trying this out.

    I made the dough and it turned out perfect and I bought the exact same hide that you are using in the pictures and I covered it with oil and I put the dough on it and I have it in the oven now.

    I bought the same water proofing paint that you are using but I bought the normal spray paint (It's the Krylon brand).

    I'll post pics of it when it's finished if you guys want me to.
    yes, we NEED pics

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by mainbutter View Post
    I've got a few that I made drying the last coat of waterproofing as we speak. Should be ready today I just used some ceramic bowls that were around the kitchen.
    Awesome! I am SO glad people are getting use of this!

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    I had fun doing this

    Check out what's available at


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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Quote Originally Posted by llovelace View Post
    I had fun doing this

    So cute!

    ***
    A word of warning about wax paper; it can go in the oven, but the wax will melt at some point*. I would recommend instead to use (baking) parchment paper, which is coated in silicone and won't melt. Parchment paper is also reusable, so you could use the same piece over and over for your hide production. And if you buy a roll, seriously, bake cookies on it. You'll never not bake on parchment again!

    *137F according to the following website.
    0.1 ball python (Cleo), 0.1 surinam bcc (Carmen)
    1.0 sunglow motley corn (Jenson), 1.0 albino burmese (Lourdes)
    1.0 cat (Nicky), some mooses and ratters, 1.0 hubby (Rick)

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    I made the one big one, and now I'm making a bunch of smaller ones. I can make 3 smalls out of one batch of clay. next I'm going to use a loafpan to make a medium sized one.
    I'm building a rack later this week and I plan to have hides in every tub...I love this hide thread...
    My Lavoux loves her hide (the first I made) and I'm sure all the future snakes that come in will love the hides they get just as well.

    Thank you so much for this idea

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Pics.....3 small hides being painted.....1 medium rectangle hide, 1medium round hide, and one small hide in the oven








    The only spraypaint I had was red or gold....I like the candy apple red

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    Re: DIY Home-made "realistic" Hides

    Hide factory




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