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Lets see your martens

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by PercaFluviatilis, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. juli

    juli Active Member

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    LOL...well, I have not studied them live, except the ones in traps that are stressed out. I have never have seen a picture of one with canines showing. Must be the very very tip of the tooth.

    Juli
     
  2. Byrdman..
    Well I have to respectfully disagree with you and side with Juli on this. At least as far as the Alaska American Marten is concerned. I too have spent hours watching marten. One of my passions is wildlife photography and sitting in a blind at a wolf kill site is a fascinating experience! Many hours have been spent watching the antics of marten in the wild. I am also a trapper, having caught thousands of marten and probably a hundred still alive. I have had the chance to view many very close up.
    In fact, having marten show teeth while their mouth is closed looks very odd to me! Just my personal observations.

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    Best, Dick
     

  3. juli

    juli Active Member

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    Awesome pix Dick!

    I love martens...get me a declawed and scented one for a pet! LOL

    Juli
     
  4. lorefuma

    lorefuma Member

    is this a american "pine " marten? (Martes americana?) nice white head in this one!
    love this post, Red Stag you have to make a tutorial about your technique when you have the time and if they aren't secret!
    anyway is nice see some "in action" pics from a world champion mount, thanks!!!
     
  5. lorefuma...
    Here we go again ;D . Yes, this is an American Marten from interior Alaska. There are no Pine Marten (Martes martes) in North America, even though American Marten are commonly referred to as "pine" marten ;) . You can call them what you like ;)

    Best, Dick
     
  6. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    lips are hanging way down in your pics but from below you would still see the teeth ,in all three of juli mts the lips are straight across which would all be above the tooth line and yes we have pine matens in the us chickenminer ,ck your fur sheets or any dnr reg book.....same as we have Am. widgeon /baldpate or brown/grizzly bear or black duck /black mallard or mt.lion/cougar/puma just ask anyone lol
     
  7. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    Uhhhh whut??? Any animal with canines has their lips fold over them,,, cats dogs,,,, mustelids all the same...... ::)
     
  8. B.S.

    B.S. New Member

    Exactly RDA !! A predators top canines tuck into thier bottom lip ! What are you talking about byrdman ??? ???
     
  9. byrdman

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    B.S.have never seen a canine tooth tuck into the bottom lip?? they are covered by the upper lip.....in the case of martens you can see the tips showing unless an old tooth worn critter. I guess you have to spend some time at the zoos or whatever and you will see what I,m talking about...check it out for yourself dont just THINK you know
     
  10. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    Ive searched about a thousand pics of Martens havent seen the canines in one......... ::)
     
  11. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    look from directly underneath
     
  12. MHTaxidermy

    MHTaxidermy (307) 640-2602

    check this out byrdman, http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,129814.0.html
     
  13. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    yeah Mark read that one ....whats a baby raccoon called
     
  14. Ferrets are related to polecats, and are mustelids (our ferrets usually have the very tips of those canines showing, especially the larger boys). Also a few photos of a dead fisher, also mustelid.. not sure if they are applicable to a marten though.

    <img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/ferretteeth1.jpg"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/ferretteeth2.jpg">
    <img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/ferretteeth3.jpg"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/ferretteeth4.jpg">
    <img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/ferretteeth5.jpg">

    dead Fisher:
    <img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/fisherteeth1.jpg"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/fisherteeth2.jpg"><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c253/dearevolution/fisherteeth3.jpg">

    Like I said, not sure about martens though.
     
  15. The fisher in the above pic, was very very dead, so not sure if maybe that's why the teeth are showing, but I can assure you the ferrets often have those little canines sticking out (sorry there are no pics of them awake, when they are conscious they never stand still enough for a kodak moment).
     
  16. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    thank you Bonnie!!...
     
  17. MHTaxidermy

    MHTaxidermy (307) 640-2602

    uh.... whats a raccoon?
     
  18. MHTaxidermy

    MHTaxidermy (307) 640-2602

    Ok, I googled raccoons, baby raccoons are called kits. Would that apply to all three species of raccoons?

    Bonnie, the teeth on those things look like they would hurt.
     
  19. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    still waiting to see pictures of these toothy martens.... :D
     
  20. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    never said I had any pics I observed them live at several zoo ...and coon babys are correctlly called cubs......