Friday, September 11, 2015

Taxidermy

Over the last few months I've become really interested in Taxidermy, particularly birds and skeletons or bone studies.
I guess it's because we use bones in Anatomy self study every week, skulls and vertebrae are the most interesting to look at and I think it's pretty cool that we can label all the parts of each bone in the skeleton.

We visited the Natural History Museum in Dublin which I loved and the Nature and Science Museum in Ueno, Japan, which was equally amazing.
I'd love to start a little collection like the photo below but I don't have the funds or a place to display it.
So for now I've just been looking at skeletons and bones. 
n my room at Uni I have a dog skeleton which I got from the clinic and I've just bought a Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) to add to the collection.
I had a few chicken skulls from my Poultry Dispatch course which I left in warm water for maceration but the bones were so fragile and just fell apart, I guess as they were so young they hadn't fused together properly, so I scrapped them.

I'd love to make a lamp like this, but it would have to be done properly or it could end up looking even weirder than intended!

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