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My First Time... and the troubles of being a Noob

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by gonzz0, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. gonzz0

    gonzz0 New Member

    Hello all,
    I've been collecting bones and skulls as long as I can remember, but I've only recently tried an articulation.
    The 'victim' was a crow, hit by a car... Although on first sight no damage was discernible, the macerated skeleton showed a severely damaged Synsacrum, but nothing that couldn't be overcome.
    However... After hours of cursing the ribcaghe (still in progress) I found two very weird bones that don't seem to fit anywhere, hence my questions:
    1) Any tips on getting the ribs aligned? I just don't seem to get them right
    2) Please identify the bones below in the photograph??

    Thanks to the specialists already ;)

    If this one works out, the next one willl be a seagull :) (The magpie after that is already being macerated as we speak..
    On that note, maybe question three, for the Dutch (or Belgian??) members oof the forum:
    Where can I get/order Dermestid Beetles in Western Europe?

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  2. akvz

    akvz New Member

    Do you have the rest of the hyoid bones together?

  3. Voltrax

    Voltrax New Member

    I can send you beetles. PM me.
  4. gonzz0

    gonzz0 New Member

    1) Yes, I've got the rest of the tongue complex complete; why? Is this part of it?
    2) Beetles ?! Yeeay! I'll send you a PM; thanks!!
  5. Orkman-X

    Orkman-X New Member

    Those bones look to be the lacrymals, parts of corvidae skulls.

  6. gonzz0

    gonzz0 New Member

    Thank you for the reply! Very helpful indeed..
    Can anyone give me some paractical advise on how to align the ribcage?
  7. lokireptiles

    lokireptiles Member

    Lee Post aka Boneman.com has amazing books on articulation. He has a section in each book on how to do rib cages.
    Here is a link for his book on birds.
  8. Orkman-X

    Orkman-X New Member

    what lokireptiles said or in this link you can see how I do ribcages if they are not too small