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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2015, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone here also do bone articulation?

Hello! I was just wondering, how many taxidermists out there do bone articulation - and how many just chuck them?

I've been thinking about buying some dermestid beetles and getting into it as a hobby to kill time. Even if I don't really get into it I have the hardware already, so expenses would be minimal. Would it be worth talking to some local taxidermists to see if they had some skeletons they would just be chucking otherwise? And any advice for someone just starting out on this if you have done it yourself?
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Re: Anyone here also do bone articulation?

As long as you have a separate building for the stinking beetles and lots of free time to put the Skelton back together ! I have beetles and have an otter cleaned, not degreased or whitened yet and also plan on doing a lifesize coyote as time permits! The otter has been clean for 2 yrs , taxidermy is keeping me from starting on it!
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Re: Anyone here also do bone articulation?

I had some health problems a while back that stop me from getting out as much as I would like, so a fiddly hobby that will kill a lot of time sounds just about right.

I already have a very large lockbox in my backyard, behind where I store the trash cans, that I'm going to line with plastic and put to beetle use.
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Re: Anyone here also do bone articulation?

Summer is all u will get from them, once the cold comes without heat they will die!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 12:42 AM
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Re: Anyone here also do bone articulation?

keeping beetles alive year round is a lot of work.
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