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All the skulls of the mustelidae I own so far.

From left to right:

- Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
- American Badger #1 (Taxidea taxus)
- American Badger #2
(Taxidea taxus)
- Male Fisher (Pekania pennanti)
- North American River Otter (
Lontra canadensis)
- Female Fisher (Pekania pennanti)
- Beech Marten (Martes foina)
- Polecat (
Mustela putorius)
- American Marten (Martes americana)
- Mink (Neovison vison)
- Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
- Least Weasle (Mustela nivalis)

I am interested in skulls of missing members ;)
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PrinzLoon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
fehlt euch denn jetzt überhaupt noch einer?
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Seelenlicht Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das ist eine tolle Sammling! *bewunder*
Irgendwann mal hoffe ich das meine auch so ausschaut!
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vice12345 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Is the polecat for sale? :P
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No, sorry, it's in our private collection and it most likely will stay there ;)
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vice12345 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Oh alright :( Where do you get all your house cat skulls by the way? I want one so bad! :)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Roadkills, Ebay or from flea markets ;)

I will get two soon, maybe they will be for sale ;)
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vice12345 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Nice! They are pretty hard to come by. Thanks :)
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
hmm maybe a skunk of some sort? Too small to be otter (those are about the size of the smaller fisher) and it looks a lot like the skunk skulls ive seen
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
We just identified it! American marten :D
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Lol martin didn't even come to mind since you mentioned you had beech martin already! No river otter?
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beech marten is quite different ;)

Don't mistake the Martes americana for the Martes martes.

River otters are more massive, have different teeth and a longer cranium.
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I meant to say you don't have a river otter skull?
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No, unfortunately not :(

Could you get your hands on one (or two, I guess Lara wants one as well) for us? :la:
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CatBonesTaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
That I could easily do=D I will need to get raw skulls and clean them so it'll take a few weeks to finish, but that's something readily available here. I'll get right to finding them tonight, and see what is available (I have one but it's a mix from two skulls... one has the cranium damaged, and the other missing teeth, so the cranium of one dosen't exactly fit the mandible of the other, lol)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:la:

That would be so incredibly awesome of you :hug:
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BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I want to say that it's a river otter. It has that distinct "flat nose" and that broad forehead, along with the crest. [link]
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
We just identified it... American marten :)
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The sagittal crest on the male fisher is impressive- it gets me every time. But all mustelids have surprisingly big crests for their size. Powerful predators in sheep's clothing (I mean, they are often mistaken for being harmless rodents and cute fluffballs).

Wonderful collection and top reference material!
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BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I am loving that Euro badger. One of my dream pieces. Hope to have one someday. As for the unknown member of this family, I shall hit the books and see if I can help get an ID on him/her ;)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I may sell my badger soon. When the other badger is defleshed and everything.
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BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I will have to keep my eye open for that then! ;)
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I will sell my badger for 45€.
It is the biggest I've ever seen (15cm) and with a massive bone material.
All theeth are there :)
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BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Oooh ho ho very tempted but I am kind of broke right now. @_@ Would you be interested in a mountable calico rabbit pelt in exchange for him???
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mh, do you have pictures? And... did you buy it from deerfishtaxidermy?
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BluesCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes, and yes. Pictures are in my gallery, the most recent photo. I would keep him, but my mother was rather upset that I brought a "bunny" into the house XD
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, sorry. I don't like the tanning she is doing.
:/
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