Amanda, 18, female in south Florida. This is my secondary tumblr, here I will be posting about my collection of nature items such as bones, wet specimens, feathers, and occasionally animal pelts, etc. Check out my FAQ for a list of how I tag things! Send me an ask if you want me to tag something specific!

All bones were found out in nature, unless otherwise stated. I did not kill them for their bones. If you have any questions in general about bones or such, I will try and answer to the best of my abilities, or point you towards someone who knows better than me :)
(Also I make text posts on a semi regular basis. They are relevant to the subject of this tumblr though.)
I HAVE FUR PELTS, IF that bothers you it's best to leave now.
Things i forgot in my freezer: skinner squirrel pelt from… probably a year ago. Sorry mom! I never found a home tanning solution I felt comfortable enough to do, so I removed it from the freezer today when I took out the kitten, and have it drying flat in some salt. We will see what happens I guess! x.x
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Things i forgot in my freezer: skinner squirrel pelt from… probably a year ago. Sorry mom! I never found a home tanning solution I felt comfortable enough to do, so I removed it from the freezer today when I took out the kitten, and have it drying flat in some salt. We will see what happens I guess! x.x

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My heart is broken. Remember the stray cat that abandoned her first litter that I tried to save and ended up keeping as wet specimens? Well, she had a litter again, this time in someone elses’ yard. We had hoped this time all would go well (since we couldn’t find her to intervene). Apparently, this poor baby was either sick, or already dead, or she was just confused about it. She purposely jumped our fence and set the little thing next to the food bowls so we would find it. I feel kind of honored that she would want us to have her baby, but at the same time I feel horrible that the poor dear was already dead when we arrived. We still haven’t seen her since, so we hope she is with her other babies and doing well. No clue what I will name it, or where it will go. It has the same markings and color as it’s mom. Damn it.

Case in point of why it is so important to spay strays ): I’m glad my wet specimen kittens were humanely euthanized rather then being born in the cold and wet and potentially suffering the same fate as this little guy.

Definitely!! Unfixed strays are definitely a problem. Whenever we have the money we help the neighborhood cat enthusiast wrangle up some of the strays to fix, but it definitely isn’t cheap when there are so many of them. Hence why almost every cat I’ve owned has come from litters born on my property.This mama will definitely be on the list to get snipped next time.

My heart is broken. Remember the stray cat that abandoned her first litter that I tried to save and ended up keeping as wet specimens? Well, she had a litter again, this time in someone elses’ yard. We had hoped this time all would go well (since we couldn’t find her to intervene). Apparently, this poor baby was either sick, or already dead, or she was just confused about it. She purposely jumped our fence and set the little thing next to the food bowls so we would find it. I feel kind of honored that she would want us to have her baby, but at the same time I feel horrible that the poor dear was already dead when we arrived. We still haven’t seen her since, so we hope she is with her other babies and doing well. No clue what I will name it, or where it will go. It has the same markings and color as it’s mom. Damn it.

Excuseeee you Blue! I swear, this kitten is obsessed with anything dead. Found these two necklaces at goodwill, thought I’d scrap them for parts. One is bone beads and what I THINK is front deer teeth? And the other is dead coral. With all these beads I could make a buttload of earrings or single pendants, possibly to sell or give as gifts?  Heck yes :)

Dead Polydamas Swallowtail from my dad’s dutchman pipe! I’m currently raising ten of their very punk looking caterpillars. I’ve been super obsessed with insects lately. They make great pets.

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(We have a gun expert at the house to see the guns I found in the back of my late grandfathers closet.)
Gun Guy: This one would be great for hunting squirrels in the backyard. I use one like this in my yard. I have 31 squirrels in my freezer. Want to see a picture? Oh but your daughter is here.
Dad: No you wouldn't be scaring her! She literally collects dead things. Like she gets skeletons from the side of the road and puts them in jars!
Gun Guy: You sicko! That's awesome!

27)Most infuriating bone problem?

SCREECHES

26) Do you have any plans to get a bone related job? Or taxidermy? Or something?

Oh man this is depressing. Probably not. I just started college and I’m just so pessimistic as to what the heck I will do for the rest of my life. Fuccckkkk :/

25) Do you name your skulls? Do you have a system to name them? Favorite name?

I don’t have many skulls really. I name all of my cats F- names (felix, felicis, fawn, frey, faux, fate, famine, fortune, francis, felidae. Ok, so I have a lot of cat skulls.), other things I either name by whatever the heck I like at the time, or something that has to do with their scientific name.