ossuariajewelry:

First key to productivity: organization.

About half my sections are organized by animal, and half are just similar bones from various animals. I wish I would have organized by animal only from the very start of this little hobby. I can’t begin to remember where all the bones came from anymore.

thewandw:

The site must be feeling buggy today as these Urania leilus moths were supposed to launch at 12… But didn’t. They’re now online for just £36 FREE UK shipping. Can be shipped worldwide!!

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prettydeadstuff:

I accidentally painted a couple of hellhounds… This isn’t very vulturey… Erm?? I had to freehand sketch these in weaker bleach because I have no chalk c_c ps these aren’t anatomically correct and I now have sunburn :’)

ref: x x

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mydeadthingsdiary:

Getting crafty!

This is how ridiculously stressed and disorganised I am atm. I made these only a couple of days ago and I have already lost them (in my room) :I And I still can’t find my crafting glue!

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thepottersfield:

mydeadthingsdiary:

Unnamed roadkill dog fox progress :  I am fighting to not let this guy mummify. The majority of the organs and tissue are gone, munched away by ants, maggots and Devils coachmen, but the skin and tendons are still lingering.

Top photos are when I started to add water (I put in a plastic tube to allow the inverts to escape from the water). Will check on him in a couple of weeks and if I have another tub (the laundry detergent tubs from the local vets are perfect for macerating!) then I’ll be carving off the rest of the tissue and putting him in to macerate.

It’s a pain the the ass and is going to smell terrible, but your best bet is honestly going to be to get some scissors and a small knife/scalpel and cut the majority of the remaining skin off. 

I keep making the mistake of not skinning things first and letting them try to rot down naturally, but all I’ve been ending up with is mummies that are a PITA to finish out. 

Indeed, it was just a case of when I found him he was sodden and maggoty and I didn’t have time or the facilities to take off the skin and tissue. Tbf the inverts have done a fair job of removing the tissue over the time I’ve left him out buried in the garden (since Feb now). It seems that particularly with red foxes the fur is a pain in the arse. Though Keegan decomped amazingly quickly, the fur lingered for ages (and there is still some intact in the garden, arg!) so I’ll definitely at least skin foxes I pickup in the future.

I’m going to be busy with the last couple of assignments for my degree for the next week so he’ll have to wait till I have time and good weather to take the skin off. And honestly I don’t think he smells that bad - the pungent badger tail in my room pongs worse!

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.

I love that cute rabbit head! And the croc foot <3

Guhh living outside of America is rather annoying at times :I

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Unnamed roadkill dog fox progress :  I am fighting to not let this guy mummify. The majority of the organs and tissue are gone, munched away by ants, maggots and Devils coachmen, but the skin and tendons are still lingering.

Top photos are when I started to add water (I put in a plastic tube to allow the inverts to escape from the water). Will check on him in a couple of weeks and if I have another tub (the laundry detergent tubs from the local vets are perfect for macerating!) then I’ll be carving off the rest of the tissue and putting him in to macerate.

A mouse that’s partially decomped in a sealed plastic bag. I’m more surprised at how well preserved it is as I put it in a bag outside and completely forgot about it!

The teeny tiny jaw of Larry the lamb

Testing a bone scavenged along the Thames with a peroxide bath. It’s been in for 12hrs or so in reasonably strong peroxide. At the moment …. it’s bright orange??

Bjorn progress: I already removed the loose upper right corner of the jaw (macerating in a separate tub) but the rest of the jaw is the most complete part of Bjorns skull. 

I didn’t remove a lot of tissue when I initially put it in macerate as the brain case was so broken, so I sat and picked out the bone fragments today. It worked out pretty well as a lot of the skin had broken down enough that I could just peel the fragments away.

I pulled out any teeth that I could and put them in the smaller maceration tub as I didn’t want to loose them in the larger tub. Have put the rest of Bjorn back into the larger tub in the wire mesh cage. Will have another stab at removing bits of skull from the rest of the tissue in a couple of weeks.

Checking on maceration tubs :)

Larry is coming along well, but the birds in separate pockets are lagging behind. Bjorn looks good but goopy, so I decided to investigate further …

Buck rabbit bones progress! Took them out of the degreasing, gave them a rinse and have left them outside to dry in the sun.

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A chest piece with two coyote skulls, noses close to touching and angled down {as though in an arrow, towards the center of the chest}, surrounded by lilies and bees.

Asked by Anonymous

I love thisssssssssss

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If you had to suggest a tattoo for me based on what you know of me from my blog, what would it be?

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veltron:

First event attempt at anything like this!!!

Aww this is a pretty neat idea!

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