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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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BheanBas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lovely skull :) 
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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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InsanityWolf198 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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InsanityWolf198 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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