Collectible Skulls And Skeletons

The Collectible Skulls and Skeletons Hobby is a bit unusual!

Collectible skulls and skeletons have probably been part of displays you have seen in museums. Those large collectible skulls and skeletons have been extracted through years of hard work spent in locating, identifying and extracting these fine specimens. When scaling it down to the average hobbyists' level, these collectible skull and skeleton specimens might hold a lot more than just making interesting viewing.

Initially, you might have some trouble beginning your hobby of collectible skulls and skeletons primarily due to the lack of freely lying skulls and skeletons. As a result, either you can look at starting off by hitching up with someone who is already deep into the hobby of gathering collectible skulls and skeletons, or start thinking about innovative, and sometimes gross, ways of acquiring these items.

Animal skulls and skeletons are probably the most popular due to their wide availability and the fact that you don't really get too many humans dead and lying about. As a result, you will end up having to look at a lot of road kill and already dead animals primarily because it isn't right to kill animals, or anything for that matter, to pursue your hobby.

With road kill, you need to, first, scrap them off the road and get them home, i.e. if you don't want to do the job onsite. Once you have the animal, you need to simply cut the skin and clean the meat off the bones. Once that is done, you will have your collectible skulls and skeletons. It is very important to have a well ventilated work area for this as the room may end up smelling a bit with all the blood and gore in it.

Once you have the skulls and skeleton free from the tissue and muscles, simply keep it dipped in hot water for about 72 hours or three days. Once it is out, you should be able to clean it, put it back together and fit it into your collection. Ideally, naming the species, the bones and other physical details about the animal is what follows the careful stripping process. This helps you keep track of your collectible skulls and skeletons hobby, giving you a record of what is being done.

There are a number of books that can guide you through the entire process and you always have the Internet as a wonderful storehouse of information. However, it is always important to know what you are doing but even if there isn't someone who you can lean on, don't worry about making a few mistakes before getting things right.

Collectible skulls and skeletons may not be the most common hobby but they are quite fascinating especially for people who are studying medicine or are fascinated by these aspects of living beings. A responsible way of collecting, stripping and mounting these collectible skulls and skeletons will ensure that you have a wonderful time pursuing this incredible hobby.

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