dead things

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Note: if you are not comfortable, or you disagree with any of these things, don't look or comment. This blog isn't about fashion, or looking "cool", it's about appreciating the animal, even though it is now deceased - which different people do through different ways, be it skulls, pelts, soft mounts or headdresses.

Disclaimer: unless tagged "mine" none of the animals posted are mine.

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thecabinetofwonders:

I just finished mounting this little guy a few days ago, i still need to clean up the clay around his eyes but other than that and a few very minor paint touch-ups and placing him on his final perch hes finished.
for anyone wondering hes an African cape glossy starling, (Lamprotornis nitens) Ive had him in the freezer for over 5 years and just now got around to mounting him, he was a captive bred bird that died of natural causes, because of this he had a quite few pinfeathers that i had to be very careful of while fleshing.

thecabinetofwonders:

I just finished mounting this little guy a few days ago, i still need to clean up the clay around his eyes but other than that and a few very minor paint touch-ups and placing him on his final perch hes finished.

for anyone wondering hes an African cape glossy starling, (Lamprotornis nitens) Ive had him in the freezer for over 5 years and just now got around to mounting him, he was a captive bred bird that died of natural causes, because of this he had a quite few pinfeathers that i had to be very careful of while fleshing.

— 10 hours ago with 30 notes
#bird  #taxidermy 
osteovermyhead:

This was the first drawer I opened in the collection. All the tiger cubs (study skins and the taxidermy cub) as well as the adult skin all date to before 1930. As sad as this drawer was to see because of the lil cubs, it’s definitely one of my favorites.

osteovermyhead:

This was the first drawer I opened in the collection. All the tiger cubs (study skins and the taxidermy cub) as well as the adult skin all date to before 1930. As sad as this drawer was to see because of the lil cubs, it’s definitely one of my favorites.

(via crotalinae)

— 13 hours ago with 142 notes
#museum  #feline  #skull  #fur 
von-bats:

Gifts from the dearly departed 💞👻 #bones #oddities #skull #realskull #taxidermy #vultureculture #tail

von-bats:

Gifts from the dearly departed 💞👻 #bones #oddities #skull #realskull #taxidermy #vultureculture #tail

— 1 day ago with 16 notes
#skulls 

watserbones:

Some of the super cool items currently in The Pickled Fox inventory that need new homes! All items are currently 40% off with the coupon code CLOSED until June 1st, when the shop will be taking a summer hiatus.

— 1 day ago with 34 notes
#US  #wet specimen  #for sale 

thegreenwolf:

Earlier this year, I debuted a new artistic endeavor—headbands combining real goat horns and goat ears for a new costume creation! Now I’ve done the same with whitetail deer ears and antlers. (Actually, I did make one set last year, but they sold almost immediately at an event I was vending at, so they never made it online!)

Like my signature antler headhands, I made these with hand-sewn triple-thick leather rather than cheap plastic headbands that will break more easily, dig painfully into your head, and aren’t particularly sustainable. And while the antlers are real, they’re light enough for long-term, comfortable wear. 

These two sets priced at $65/set, and you can get them at the Green Wolf Etsy shop.

— 1 day ago with 307 notes
#god damn so much want right now  #for sale  #US  #wishlist