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[28 May 2008|09:25pm]


Items currently for sale in Amore de Mori taxidermy accessories


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Skeletal Articulation [02 May 2008|01:05pm]

Hi everyone. I have had this group on my friends list for a while so I thought I should join in so I can post my adventures here since you all have a similar interest and can understand my excitement over this.

I'm a 3rd year wildlife science student in Australia. For my course I chose to make up my own subject and had it approved about 1.5 months ago. I am doing a complete skeletal articulation on a Dingo and I'm pretty damn excited, I also have to do a literature review on taxidermy and a manual on how I articulated the dingo and a presentation. About 3 weeks ago I got dermestid beetles from the museum and started a colony at the university and this wednesday I finally get to cut up the dingo :) My dermestids are still not a large colony as it has just been started so I'm going to have to keep part of the cut up dingo in the freezer while some of it will go in with the beetles. The best bit about this is that I am learning how to articulate a skeleton while also getting marks towards my degree. The skeleton, if it is good enough will be displayed at the university and the uni want more done so if I do the dingo well enough they will get me to do some more animals such as a kangaroo and a platypus :)

Just wanted to ask has anyone cut up an entire dog before? and have any of you any experience with keeping dermestid beetles? They are in a climate controlled room at 30 degrees C and I've fed them a rat and yeast and i spray the meat every few days to keep it moist as apparently they like that. Any other tips possibly?

Also has anyone used sodium perborate to clean bones?
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[15 Aug 2006|10:54pm]

i dunno if this is allowed..if not ill delete it

im getting rid of one of my sea lion skulls


so bid if u want it. serious inquiries only.
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hello [12 Dec 2004|02:14am]

[ mood | horny ]

my name is jimmy i mount animals for a living its not a fancy job like a docter but it puts food on the table if you know what i mean i am 36 and live in texass if you are a lady and luv taxidermy you should ad me and i will treat u rite

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[01 Dec 2004|04:24am]

Anyone interested in gross stuff and bizarre taxidermy should come join rogue_taxidermy!
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Strange Taxidermy Auctions Ending Soon! [28 Nov 2004|12:14am]

Hey all, some awesomely weird taxidermy auctions from Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists founder Scott a. a. Bibus ending soon! Wickedly bizarre taxidermy created with an ethical mindset. Chek them out here !
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jaw bone cleaning [29 Sep 2004|02:18am]

I have a few questions about cleaning jaw bones. First off, let me explain my situation. I recently started collecting bones, logically i thought the best place to get the bones was from a dead animal. As i didn't want to either A. cut up ground hogs and skunks and raccoons that had begun to decompose, or B. make my own bug box, i figured i would let it happen naturally.  At this point  I have quite a few ground hog jaws, they no longer have any type of tissue on them, and they have been dry and tissue-less for about a month.  they are, however,  a dirty brownish-gray.  How should i clean these?  I've read that i should either boil them or keep them in a jar of water for a few weeks in order to de-grease them. I've also read that the latter smells, as i am in a college dorm, i don't think my roommate would appreciate that.  I also, won't spend the money on a pot for bone cleaning specificaly, and i still want to be able to eat out of my pot without retching.   Is this process crucial?  Also, when i clean them with peroxide do i boil them in it or do i scrub them with it? If i boil them in peroxide, does that kill two birds with one stone and rid them of grease and whiten at the same time? As far as teeth go, when cleaning, is there any special care needed? I've heard that they need to be coated them with epoxy, does this mean mix the epoxy so it becomes adhezive, then coat them, or use just the curative part?  

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[05 Aug 2004|11:02am]
so i have these bugs right...

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Questions about preservation/restoration [26 Jul 2004|09:43pm]

[ mood | worried ]

The teeth in my muskrat's skull (I named him Cap'n Yarrrr!) are falling out. Is it okay to glue them back in? What kind of glue is best?

There are also tiny holes in the skull. Is this normal? Is it a good idea to preserve them further maybe with shellack or something?

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Interest suggestions. [21 Jul 2004|11:23am]

I was wondering if anyone could help me out by giving me suggestions of interest I could add to the userinfo page.

Thanks xx
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Hi there! Fox tails? [20 Jul 2004|08:31pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Does anyone know where I can buy a nice fluffy red fox tail that has a bright white tip? Preferably something pretty long.


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Muskrat Update [13 Jul 2004|12:15pm]

[ mood | content ]

I've gotten several comments from a few different communities concerning the muskrat skull. I decided to put the skull and jawbone into a cup with the bottom of a milk carton above it to keep out rain. It won't keep out bugs though. I'm sure some ants will find it as well, they seem able to find anything else thats edible around them.

I took some pictures of the carcas and skull.Collapse )

(X-posted ctaxidermy, dead_things, the_macabre.)

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Woah. [13 Jul 2004|01:34pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi there.
I started this community ages ago but sort of gave up when no one seemed to join. I was just idly looking through my personal journal profile and realised I actually had members. I was amazed.
So expect more from me soon and I'll spruce up this community in the near future.
Thanks for joining!

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Bone Question [12 Jul 2004|08:36pm]

[ mood | curious ]

There is a lake I like to take walks at and I spied a dead muskrat in the water a few days ago. I couldn't reach it, but today the muskrat's dead body had floated closer to the edge of the lake. I managed to fish it out with a stick. It was mostly a mass of rotting flesh and bones and it stunk, but there was a stiff wind so it wasn't too bad. I managed to fish out the skull and lower jaw. I carried them home with two sticks. I didn't want to touch them because they still had some rotting flesh hanging off.

I left them on the table outside, but I don't know how to get off the rotting flesh. I thought about leaving it for nature to take care of, but I didn't want some dumb kid making off with my bones. And some animal could always scatter the remains and carry them off. It could take a while for the process to happen naturally. So, I don't know... How do you get your bones clean?

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[27 Jun 2004|04:50pm]

I recently found a robin skull, and as it is a bird, I was wondering if there was some way I could strengthen it. Possibly with a varnish or lacquer. Do any of you know any sort of product that would make it sturdier? also, is there anything thats not as harsh as bleach that I could use to whiten it up. i'm afraid to let it sun bleach. Maybe one of those new bleach pens, as apposed to a bleach soak.

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[22 Mar 2004|09:14pm]

beautiful black & white documentary directed by a film student at NYU, Eva S. Aridjis...

Taxidermy: The Art of Imitating Life
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Howdy [18 Dec 2003|03:02pm]

Hello everyone! This isn't exactly taxidermy but I figured I'd ask anyway...

I've got a bunch of tiny annoying snails that were meticulously picked out of a fishtank by hand by a coworker of mine. Troublesome the things may be, but their green, black-dotted spiral shells are a beauty, so I was thinking of making a sort of chain out of them. Anyone have any idea of not only the best way to clean the shells of the organisms inside, but also how to best preserve the shells?

In relation to bleaching of bones, which someone else asked about long ago.. I have a deer skull I bleached myself, however, the problem with using bleach is that it leeches out many of the essential components of the bone. Result? The thing is flaking with dandruff worse than mine now! Now I just need to figure out what I can put on it to keep it from completely disintegrating...
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Smelly bones. [08 May 2003|03:47pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Might as well post this here...

I collected a shitload of bones from the woods not too long ago, bleached them, and they've been sitting around since. Well, today, I decided to drill them and make myself a belt and a necklace and some other accessories. Problem is, they still smell a little gross. They reek of bleach. I just wondered if anyone would know how to get rid of the smell so I don't have smelly jewelry when I decide to wear it.

Thanks in advance.

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