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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crappytaxidermy:

A Sunday Crafternoon session with Daisy Tainton and my friends! Order Crappy Taxidermy’s fabulous new book for a complete set of instructions on how to make your own taxidermy.

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— 5 hours ago with 30 notes
#taxiderpy  #video 

recklessisawreck:

my two new ranch fox pelts!

nila (means moon in tamil) is a glacier fox! i always forget this color exists because it id so uncommon and varied! she is beautiful and I am happy to have her :-) her nose is pink and spotted :-0 and she may look like she has brown in her, but she is most definitely monochrome!

tali (means dew in hebrew) is the burgundy gold cross. i wouldn’t have noticed her if it wasn’t for nakomii and i am very grateful because i love her and these two feel like a pair- ironically being complete opposites! they will never be for sale ;-)

— 8 hours ago with 37 notes
#canine  #vulpes  #ranched  #colour mtuation  #pelt  #fur 
markscherz:

Truly ferociously bad taxidermy of an ocelot, at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.

markscherz:

Truly ferociously bad taxidermy of an ocelot, at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.

— 1 day ago with 52 notes
#taxiderpy  #nice 
thefoxdenshop:

These awesome Coyote Skulls are up on the shop! The Coyote is a popular figure in folklore and popular culture. References may invoke either the animal or the mythological figure. Traits commonly described in pop culture appearances include inventiveness, mischievousness, and evasiveness. - www.intothefoxden.com #thefoxden #taxidermy #osteology #oddities #naturalhistory #wildlife #coyote

thefoxdenshop:

These awesome Coyote Skulls are up on the shop! The Coyote is a popular figure in folklore and popular culture. References may invoke either the animal or the mythological figure. Traits commonly described in pop culture appearances include inventiveness, mischievousness, and evasiveness. - www.intothefoxden.com #thefoxden #taxidermy #osteology #oddities #naturalhistory #wildlife #coyote

— 1 day ago with 19 notes
#canine  #latrans  #skull  #UK  #for sale 

quietmagpie:

pigheartgirlart:

Sorrow (2014)
Deconstructed wings of a Magpie

-Gillian May

Oooh. This is an excellent reference for later.

— 1 day ago with 402 notes
#feathers  #reference 
malformalady:

Bird skulls from left -Black-Backed Gull, Harrier Hawk, Mallard, Shearwater, Little Blue Penguin.

malformalady:

Bird skulls from left -Black-Backed Gull, Harrier Hawk, Mallard, Shearwater, Little Blue Penguin.

(via bigbootsandscaryeyes)

— 1 day ago with 1005 notes
#bird  #skull  #skulls 

thegreenwolf:

So I’m going to start the week off with something of an oddity. This skull was sold to me as an “African tayra”, which is wrong on two points: one, that the tayra is a mustelid native to Central and South America, not Africa, and that I’m 99% sure this is a greater grison (Galictis vittata) skull. The tayra has a pronounced sagittal crest, which this is lacking, and the sinuses under the brain case match a grison, not a tayra. I’d actually never heard of either of these animals until I got the skull and started researching; both are legal to trade in in the U.S.

The other weird bit? Look at the lower jaw in the last picture. This guy’s got a weirdly snaggletoothed underbite, and the left side of the mandible is shorter than the right, looks to be congenital rather than from an injury. The critter seems to have done alright for itself despite it, though. 

Either way, it’s a neat new addition to my collection (which has suddenly grown by a few pieces in the past couple of months thanks to a couple of lucky coincidences). 

— 1 day ago with 57 notes
#skull  #mustelid  #wishlist  #pathology  #deformity 
theanimalskullblog:

South American sealion (Otaria flavenscens) skull. This gal sadly missed a lot of teeth, all but 3 are replicas, still a nice skull tho!!!!

theanimalskullblog:

South American sealion (Otaria flavenscens) skull. This gal sadly missed a lot of teeth, all but 3 are replicas, still a nice skull tho!!!!

— 1 day ago with 87 notes
#skull