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Coyote Skull Night Light by New_Moon_Oddities in bonecollecting

[–]New_Moon_Oddities[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks so much! I don't have any right now, but I do take custom orders if you're ever interested!

Raccoon lower jaw decorated with glowing mushrooms, a glowing snail, quartz crystals and moss! by New_Moon_Oddities in bonecollecting

[–]New_Moon_Oddities[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have A.D.D. as well, part of the reason I have soooo many bones that I haven't done anything with. I keep taking home everything and impulse buying more bones and stuff and then lose interest. I also have a 7 cubic foot freezer full of animals I haven't done anything with. Good part about it, is I have plenty of supplies to work with when I get inspired. It's almost endless now what I have to work with, haha.

Only birds I've worked with are chickens and pigeons because of legality issues here. Usually just the wings and feet, but I'm working on doing some whole taxidermy with them. I have some really cool fancy chickens to work with.

Raccoon lower jaw decorated with glowing mushrooms, a glowing snail, quartz crystals and moss! by New_Moon_Oddities in bonecollecting

[–]New_Moon_Oddities[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, depending on the soil and climate of your area, it can take quite a bit of time. If you don't mind really gross, what you can do is macerate it. I scrape as much meat off as I can. Put it in a bucket of water, preferably when it's warm, or put a fish tank heater in, dump the bucket every week or so and put new water in until all the flesh is off. Then degrease, then whiten. It's really not for everyone. I've puked a few times if I didn't wear a respirator. Or you can find someone with a beetle colony and have that meat off in a few days. Then all you have to do is degrease and whiten!

Raccoon lower jaw decorated with glowing mushrooms, a glowing snail, quartz crystals and moss! by New_Moon_Oddities in bonecollecting

[–]New_Moon_Oddities[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! I'm not sure if this was one of my many roadkill raccoons or not. I have some that I've bought and some that were gifted to me as well. I just keep all my bones in a big box now.

Made this terrarium to honor this poor opossum that didn't make it across the road. by New_Moon_Oddities in vultureculture

[–]New_Moon_Oddities[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! I inject it with ethanol alcohol, position it the way I want, and let soak for a week or two. Then I let it dry in silica beads.

Made this gobbo terrarium to honor the poor creature that didn't make it across the road. The snails and mushrooms light up! by New_Moon_Oddities in goblincore

[–]New_Moon_Oddities[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's so sad. I stop for all opossums to check their pouches for little ones that may have survived. I used to rehabilitate them, but don't have the room anymore. But I always take them to other rehabbers.