project 365 // days 227 - 233 - The Dainty Squid

project 365 // days 227 - 233

Sunday, August 23, 2015

227 : 365 Jason peeking out the window of an abandoned factory. I can't quite put my finger on it but for some reason this photo is one of my favorites from the day.
(More photos here!)

 228 : 365 This boar mount is easily the best trash find of 2015... possibly ever! Other than missing a few bottom teeth it has no real damage. I checked extensively for bugs, which could have been a reason why someone got rid of it, and found no traces. I even had the perfect spot on my wall for him. I'm so pumped!

 229 : 365 Smiley pup!

 230 : 365 Two freshly cleaned otter skulls.

 231 : 365 Klaus' ear looked silly so I knelt down on the floor to grab a picture. I noticed the evening light seemed to be dancing so I snagged a few hoping to make a GIF ...but I didn't take into account the range of silly emotions that puppy dog's face was going through. What a dork. The more I watch it the funnier his eyebrows become.

 232 : 365 More skulls! I actually cleaned out my curio cabinet so that it now only holds my best specimens. It was getting a little crowded and I'm getting better with each skull I finish so I wanted my collection to represent that.

Speaking of skull cleaning - I am in the process of writing a post (fiiiiiinally). I'm still feeling very unsure of it. Basically, I really don't want to upset anyone because I realize it is a very sensitive subject but I feel that I do have great deal of information to share on the subject. So, if skull cleaning is something you're interested in are there any questions you have? Is there any part of the process your struggling with? Anything specific you'd like tips on? Either leave a comment or shoot me an email!

  233 : 265  I bought a new shirt because I liked how ridiculous it looked with my hair which was kind of funny because when I was checking out the cashier said "Did you mean for your hair to be those colors?" 
Lapel pins by Hooptedoodle.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
xoxo

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17 thoughts

  1. Omg trash find? This is so unbelievable! I'm green with envy :-) I don't have trash like this in my country. It looks just perfect on your wall with other animals.

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    1. Hehe, it's not like America's trash is just ripe with taxidermy. Just a lucky find is all! :)

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  2. I'm really excited for your skull cleaning post! I've never tried to clean my skulls or bones (mine are all old and have been weathered or semi cleaned by previous owners), but I have always wanted to! I guess I'm just curious how to start the whole process? Thank you! :)

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  3. i must admit, it was the man bun that drew me in, but i adore that photo too! i love your skull/bone collection as well!

    -m.see
    http://blog.mollyseemador.com

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    1. Haha! I'm sure Jason will be flattered to hear you like his man bun! :P

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  4. I would love a post with your tips on skull cleaning. Until now, I have only picked up skulls that have been fully bleached from sitting outside in the elements. Which book is that with the life-sized skull diagrams?

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    1. http://amzn.to/1U9ErGB
      The life-sized diagrams are a life safer!!! It's a really awesome book.

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  5. Hi. This is the first time I commented in your blog, but I following your social media and your blog for so long now, but I never had the courage to leave a comment. It is time to do that. I would like to see you shooting videos to youtube. It would be really cool! I'm sorry for grammar mistakes, I am Brazilian and I am still learning English.

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    1. Hey Daniela!

      I doubt I'll ever have a youtube channel but I am open to shooting videos from time to time. What kind of videos would you like to see?

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  6. I've always wanted to get into skull cleaning... But I don't really know where to start! (As in specimens, technique, etc)

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  7. I'd love to see a skull cleaning post! I have a mini question that I'm not entirely sure you'll be able to answer because I suppose its not about the actual process, but here goes: I have a couple of skulls I recently bought and they're both not fully clean - just a little muddy, not as white/clean as they could be etc. Is there anything you'd recommend to get them sparkling clean?

    Amyleigh | Northern Blood

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    1. No, that's totally related. I actually already have that question partially answered in the draft! :)

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  8. Hi Kaylah! When you find a fallen animal how do you.. er.. bring it home? I mean do you have like a kit of necessary tools? A bucket? A bag? What's the first step after you find an animal?

    Thanks!

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    1. Ah! Good questions! i'll definitely cover those. :)

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  9. Looove that plaid shirt and I think it looks awesome with your hair! I came in to work one day with orange-ish hair and a lady said to me. "Let me give you the name of my hairdresser, she can fix that right up for you!" Gee thanks.. I would be so interested in a skull cleaning guide! Although it's not something I am likely to start doing myself, I am still so curious as to how it's done.

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  10. Super interested in the skull cleaning info!

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