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This is the result one would expect with cold water maceration. Now try it correctly by heating the water.
There is just a small bridge between the plastron and carapace of a snapping turtle so you should be able to access all of the inside of the shell...
Here is a comparison of three black bear skulls on the right and 2 brown bears on the left.
If you bury it the skull has the potential to pick up staining from the soil (do an advance search of these archives to check this out and the use...
Is "lutra" what we know as otters (Lutra is the genus of some otters)? If so google otter skeletons and there will be lots of photos.
Oh boohoo BooBoo. You asked for advice and you got reliable advice from three experts that all same the same thing. If you don't like the advice...
You are correct that deer are aged using tooth eruption in the mandible. 99% of the skulls in my collection are complete with mandibles, so...
While alive the deer's permanent teeth were gradually dissolving the deciduous teeth from below getting ready to replace them. When that deer was...
I would remove as much tissue as possible including the organs. There is a fine line between a cartilaginous skeleton that can be reassembled...
I would (and have) macerate bear skulls. It aids in the degreasing.
Are you going to name them "Adam's thumbs"?
Very cool. What a scientific discovery!
Nice to see you are still around Adam, and still busy publishing (7 so far this year?).
My book recently arrived. Great looking book. Looking forward to future titles.