Taxidermy produces a life-like three-dimensional representation of an animal for permanent display. The actual skin of the animal may or may not be used. Many taxidermy procedures involve removing the natural skin from the animal and putting it over an artificial body. Taxidermists Hunting Outdoors Recreation.
Taxidermy (from the Greek for arrangement of skin ) is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates ) for display (e. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. Animals are often, but not always, portrayed in a lifelike state. The word taxidermy refers to the process of preserving the animal, but the word is also used to describe the end product, which are often called "mounts". The word taxidermy is derived from the Greek words "taxis" and "derma". Taxis means "to move", and "derma" means "skin". The word taxidermy translates to "arrangement of skin". Taxidermy is practiced primarily on vertebrates but can also be done to larger insects and arachnids under some circumstances. Taxidermy takes on a number of forms and purposes including, but not limited to, hunting trophies and natural history museum displays. Museums use taxidermy as a method to record species, including those that are extinct and threatened, in the form of study skins and life-size mounts. Taxidermy is sometimes also used as a means to memorialize pets.
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- Conservation and restoration of taxidermy - The conservation of taxidermy is the ongoing maintenance and preservation of zoological specimens that have been mounted or stuffed for display and study.
- Taxidermy art and science - There have been attempts to categorise taxidermy in both artistic and scientific terms for over a century.
- History of Taxidermy - Taxidermy, or the process of preserving animal skin together with its feathers, fur, or scales, is an art whose existence has been short compared to forms such as painting, sculpture, and music.
- Wunderkammer/Cabinet of curiosities - Cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined.
- Plastination - Plastination is a technique or process used in anatomy to preserve bodies or body parts, first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977.
- Mummification - A mummy is a deceased human or an animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions.
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- Offers Illinois Taxidermist Association www
Offers competition results, Taxidermist Association, member links, Hall of Fame, and calendar of events. Illinois Taxidermist Association.
- News Missouri Taxidermist Association www
News about state convention, Taxidermist Association, competition, membership, and board meeting minutes available. Missouri Taxidermist Association.
- Specialising Natures Own Wildlife Studio www
Specialising in bird taxidermy. Own Wildlife Studio. Sparks, Nevada, USA Natures Own Wildlife Studio.
- Fine A Case of Curiosities www
Fine art taxidermy inspired by fairy tales. A Case of Curiosities.
- Gallery Safariworks Taxidermy Sales www
Gallery of taxidermy wildlife mounts and hunting trophy room artwork for sale. Taxidermy Sales. Also buying and consigning taxidermy collections. Safariworks Taxidermy Sales.
- Offering Second Nature School of Taxidermy www
Offering mini-courses and a five-week session. Nature School of Taxidermy. Includes details of the curriculum, dates, tuition, student photos and directions to the location in Missoula, Montana, United States. Second Nature School of Taxidermy.
- Includes Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy www
Includes curriculum, Iowa School of Taxidermy, photo gallery, testimonials, and contact information. Established in 1984. Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy.
- Includes Hide Tanning and Taxidermy www
Includes articles about methods of preparing skulls for use as European/Euro mounts, Tanning and Taxidermy, Western mounts and cleaning. Hide Tanning and Taxidermy.
- Provides Snowdonia Taxidermy Supplies www
Provides mail order supplies for taxidermists and wildlife artists. Snowdonia Taxidermy Supplies.
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- DMOZ: Taxidermists Hunting
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