Boy if I saw him or her laying on the street I would take a bit of fur and some teeth and or a jawbone <3 Roadkill to me is like being in a candy store, except nothing is edible :P lol
Yup, she came home with me! I’m always picking up roadkill to bring home and salvage the bones from. :)
I feel like roadkill candy should be a thing. Not actual roadkill obviously but like little carcass-shaped gummies or something.
I’m trying to figure out how his poor jaw got this way, but feel inanely envious of this remarkable group of people on tumble with this pragmatic fascination with nature and its never ending hoop of life and death.
Our ancestor’s made sure to use every bit of the prey they hunted, nothing was wasted. There’s a sense of calm and interest when I see there are peope still around in this modernised economy who embrace this feat with love, science and art.
Go on hoarding your lovely bones, I’ll stay here and admire your lifestyle.
^Read what this delightful and awesome person wrote. :)
Photos of a custom order pendant :)
Desk and work buddies
Asked by Anonymous
Actually I do it out of respect to clean bones and show how beautiful they are! Sorry it offends you but that’s how I respect them instead of letting them rot..thanks for your insight though :)
I’m so tired of reading hateful messages like this to my fellow Vultures. We respect and LOVE animals, we don’t dismember and disregard them. Honestly, if you cannot see that what I do in my collection and presentation of my dead friends is the upmost respect and honor…you should kick rocks.
And see, the thing I don’t get is how people like anon up there think that being accusatory and hostile in an unsolicited message is going to accomplish anything constructive. First of all, it’s likely not anything that the receiver hasn’t heard/read before. Second, it’s not just what you say but how you say it, and people generally don’t deal well with being yelled at.
In the end, I feel that this sort of thing has ultimately less to do with “convincing someone to change” and more to do with “AAAGGHH! I feel this upsetting emotion and I have to channel it somewhere, so I’m going to take it out on the person I perceive as having forced it upon me!”
Also because animals in nature never get decapitated or left to rot by maggots, right?
I’ve lost count of the amount of pigeons I’ve found killed by foxes that just have their heads cut off and the rest left to rot. Foxes love doing that do birds. Removing the skin also makes the job of decomposition and lot faster and more efficient as the skin and hair take much longer to decompose than the flesh beneath, I’ve seen fully, naturally rotten carcasses that still had most of the skin intact.
Reblogging for extra commentary.
On the upside, another lot of jewelry supplies have arrived so I have something to look forward to doing once I’ve polished off my current assignment :)
Assignments are still kicking my butt
As soon as one is done another is due in =.=
So not a lot of time for tumblr still…
On the upside, got a piece of work back yesterday and I got 85% on it :D
Bone Cage / Keeping your dead stuff safe
Okay a mini tutorial/diy project for all you bone collectors
Tired of having animals steal your dead stuffs or losing bones you’ve buried? Try this.
yay, a Metal Bag of safety!
- Hex Netting/ Chicken Wire / similar flexible wire netting/fencing
- aluminum wire
- wire cutters
- rope : use the rope to hang/tie or otherwise secure your wire bag of awesomeness
Purchase (or scavenge) a piece of Hex Netting a.k.a Chicken Wire :it comes in rolls, generally about 2’ - 3’ wide. ( you can get a roll that is 3’ x 25’ from lowes for under $20)
1. lay out the wire and position your bones near the end of the roll
2. measure the length of space the bones take up, then double that measurement. If they take up one foot of the roll you’ll cut your wire just over two feet.
3. cut the wire the desired length and fold in Half width-wise, folding the wire back over your dead stuffs
4. now use the aluminum wire (its soft, flexible and cheap) to sew the sides and secure the top
If you want to get fancy you can cut the wire more and make a ‘box’ of sorts.
works like a charm - for smaller items you’ll just need wire with smaller openings. all of this is pretty cheap and can be purchased at any hardware store.
I have a plastic plant pot version of this in my parents garden at the moment :D
Sneak preview of Christmas presents for a close friend! ^^
The fluffy under-down of turkey vultures which she’s been observing for her dissertation this year with a bit of glitter and feather charms :)
I got a call from my mum and she said “I was doing the Christmas decorations, and instead of taking Rustle (the stuffed family cat, yes that is how you spell it don’t ask me) off the piano, I put a ribbon on him.” So I asked for evidence and this is what I got.
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bonemonger answered: It does, but considering the amount of flesh stuck to some of the ‘clean’ skulls on ebay, it’s not too surprising
That’s why I decided to buy a mummified sheep skull off ebay over the boiled clean red deer hind skull … I least I knew it was going to be a pain in the bum to clean, and I can treat it like as a project and clean it properly myself
I’m not aiming to start anything, but is it me or does this skull look really greasy?
Or is it just a different colour bone? Ok nope just greasy as shit xD Indeed, the joys of buying from private individuals who do not disclose everything about their items!
Chillin’ on a shelf. Sorry Harley, you’re going to have to remain this way for a while!
Made some miniature woodland jars the other night.
Lots of cladonia <3