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I too would lose my lunch, but it is very interesting to read about
I feel really sick, (I just noticed they were already dead lol)
The royal was a beautiful morph though.. use its skin to make a wallet since hes already

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Old 23-08-2010, 02:14 PM
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Interesting thread.

Couldn't believe how big the pthons teeth are wow.
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Old 23-08-2010, 05:33 PM
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Soaked the entire royal skeleton in water for an hour this afternoon. Its amazing how it "comes to life" again when hydrated. When it is dried the bones are all stiff and in a set position and it feels as if they will snap if you try to bend them. But once they are hydrated again they move freely just like new.

Also the rest of my beetles arrived safely this afternoon and are now cleaning the last scraps off the royal skeleton. Hopefully it will be done by tonight and ill put the gtp in overnight.
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Old 23-08-2010, 06:34 PM
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Absolutely amazing! Cant wait to see the finished product!
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Old 23-08-2010, 07:52 PM
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Love how you positioned the GTP in both pics lol.

Can't wait to see the teeth on that!

Love this thread, couldn't do it myself but it's freaking awesome.
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Old 23-08-2010, 08:35 PM
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Takes me back to my first dissection (a rat) in the days when we still did things like that at school. It was the fascination with how everything fitted together that spurred me on to do a zoology degree. So good luck with your future career ideas.

You might want to think about making your own dissecting kit for really small stuff such as the neonates. I used to dissect mosquito larvae using a stiff dressmakers pin set in a dowel handle and a scalpel made from a piece of razor blade similarly glued into a groove in the end of a small piece of dowel. Was much better than standard dissectng kit.
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Takes me back to my first dissection (a rat) in the days when we still did things like that at school. It was the fascination with how everything fitted together that spurred me on to do a zoology degree. So good luck with your future career ideas.

You might want to think about making your own dissecting kit for really small stuff such as the neonates. I used to dissect mosquito larvae using a stiff dressmakers pin set in a dowel handle and a scalpel made from a piece of razor blade similarly glued into a groove in the end of a small piece of dowel. Was much better than standard dissectng kit.
Cheers, i'm slowly finding things i can use for it and am getting a proper dissection kit once im back at school. Unfortunately the neonate was too small even for the beetles. The ribs are thiner than a hair and the beetles have just completely devoured them. However the head is looking ok as i left the skin on. The tiny little larvae are tunneling their way inside and are eating it from the inside out so i might end up with a tiny skull you never know.
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Old 23-08-2010, 09:12 PM
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Great work, subscribed, can't wait to see more, I wish I'd of froze my corn snake which sadly past away last year, could have donated that to you.

Keep up the good work!
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Forgot to mention that for very large stuff, burying, if you have sufficient space, works a treat as I found out when I was digging my veg. garden and found the remains of what must have been a former occupants pet dog. Must have been a big dog judging from the skull.

Once I had discovered the skull I left the rest in situ, but now have a very nice canid skull on my desk.
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Forgot to mention that for very large stuff, burying, if you have sufficient space, works a treat as I found out when I was digging my veg. garden and found the remains of what must have been a former occupants pet dog. Must have been a big dog judging from the skull.

Once I had discovered the skull I left the rest in situ, but now have a very nice canid skull on my desk.
pic of this, i know it sounds messed up but would like to see it.
sorry to the OP for cutting in on his tread
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