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Black Bear Skull by CabinetCuriosities Black Bear Skull by CabinetCuriosities
Species: Ursus americanus
Length: 28cm
Width: 18cm
Origin: female, Canada

Info: Finally a bear skull for my collection <3 And also a pretty decent one. This one came with all the required papers and with an intact nasal bone, which is very rare for big skulls. It also has another oddity: three premolars on one side.

Fun Facts:
1. Black bears are not always black. They are also silver or brown colored.
2. Young black bears are sometimes killed by cougars, coyotes and wolves.
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:iconbheanbas:
BheanBas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lovely skull :) 
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:iconcabinetcuriosities:
CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed! I was so thrilled when I won the auction.
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BheanBas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely understand that :) 
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Aewendil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Da gibts es doch diese ganz hellen Bären, die "Zimtbären" genannt werden.
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Jap, die gibts bei Braunbär und Co auch - oder?
So eine helle caramellige Braunfärbung.
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Aewendil Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Ja. Ich habe mal eine Doku gesehen mit dem Andreas Kieling. Vielleicht hast du schonmal von dem gehört. Und da war der irgendwo in Kanada Grizzlys filmen. Da hat der auch so einen ganz hellen getroffen, fast weiß.
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King-Kodan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow nice skull you have there! :) I'm a collector of skulls myself and I was wondering what kind of products/things do you use to clean them? Like to get them that nice white colour, I've tried bleach before but yeah I was just interested in what you used. 
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
When we clean them on our own we mostly also skin the whole animal.
We remove as much flesh as we can (especially tongue, eyes and brain).
After that there are different methods. Some skulls are boiled until you can remove the remaining flesh (only hot water, not actual boiling water) or - if they are smaller, like mice - we clean them with peroxide.

The bigger skulls are also treatened with peroxide after the removing process.
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:iconking-kodan:
King-Kodan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice, thanks for the advice, I haven't done any skinning myself, because whenever I find a skull it pretty much doesn't need any skinning done, just whitening as most skulls I find have been there for quite a while and need to be cleaned. 

I want to do taxidermy when I'm older but like I'm not all that good with the guts and stuff, as I've fainted in the past when cutting off a tail of a fox. Do you think there's any kind of taxidermy I could do, that doesn't involve much guts and stuff that could make me faint? ;)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
If you jus neat them whitened peroxide is also the answer :)

Well, when we skin (unless we make a dissection) there is usually no blood and no guts because we don't hurt the flesh.
I fear skinning is a main subject in taxidermy. And if you want to mount an animal you need to know how it looks without the pelt.
Though you could try of course to mount something without skinning it and buy prepped pelts.
There are a lot of things you can do with taxidermy. Traditional and new.
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:iconking-kodan:
King-Kodan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I'm not really much of an expert on taxidermy, I've just interested in it and haven't done much of it myself, I own quite a few dead things, including a springbuck deer skin, 4 fox tails, a badger skull, a stag's skull as well as a doe's, and a wild boar skull. I also have a taxidermy fox head on my wall in my bedroom. Would you recommend any types of taxidermy that I could do, just as say a hobby? But nothing to big as I'm only a student and so yeah. And yeah I only know a few kinds of taxidermy, but I think overall that it's a great way to make art and use parts after something has say died of natural courses. ;)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Phew.
As a hobby? Skeleton assembling.
It is like doing a puzzle and you can buy quite a few already cleaned :)
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:iconking-kodan:
King-Kodan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You okay there? :')
Ah okay sounds interesting, I have 5 skulls already and a few other parts like various jaws and random bones which I'm not quite sure what part it is from :') :)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
feel free to share a photo of the bones :) We might be able to identify a few.
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ferret46 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hey there, I'm not OP but I've cleaned quite a few skulls and have found Hydrogen Peroxide to be the best whitener :) 
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:iconking-kodan:
King-Kodan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay thanks so much! I've heard of it before I think, will have to get some, whereabouts are good places to buy it? ;) 
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ferret46 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen it at Walmart, Publix, etc, but even some drugstores have it :)
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:iconking-kodan:
King-Kodan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay thanks again, I'll look there thanks ;3
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