Kakasbal's inspiration blog
find my favorite stuff here!
-antique stuff/rusted stuff
- lots of guns and other weapons
-pipes, hookahs and cigarettes
-incense and candles
- weird musical instruments
I hope you enjoy the same stuff as me!
BONELUST BONE PROCESSING PROGRESS: I pulled these Deer and Wild Boar skulls & bones out of maceration earlier. After hosing them off and a little scrubbing the deer skull, jawbones & bones went into a peroxide bath. The boar skulls were quite greasy still and are going to need to degrease some more. The white you see on them is fat on the surface of the bone. I don’t often have to degrease as I’m usually lucky the warm FL weather takes care of that step for me during maceration. But some bones are naturally more greasy than others, like these boar. There will be followup posts here later on including one about degreasing. 🐗💀♥💀🐗 (at http://bone-lust.blogspot.com)
BONELUST PERSONAL COLLECTION: Finally acquired one of my longtime natural history wish list pieces - Antique Sawfish Rostrum. Not sure of the exact species this is but all of them are endangered, so the source and age of this was important to me.
Sawfishes, also known as carpenter sharks, are a family (Pristidae) of rays characterized by a long, narrow, flattened rostrum, or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth, arranged so as to resemble a saw. Several species of sawfishes can grow to about 7 m (23 ft). The family as a whole is largely unknown and little studied.
The sawfish’s most distinctive feature is the saw-like rostrum, covered with electrosensitive pores that allow the sawfish to detect slight movements of prey hiding in the muddy sea floor. The rostrum also serves as a digging tool to unearth buried crustaceans. Should suitable prey try to swim past, the normally lethargic sawfish springs from the bottom and slashes at it with its saw. This generally stuns or impales the prey sufficiently for the sawfish to devour it. Sawfish also defend themselves with their rostrum against intruding divers and predators such as sharks. The “teeth” protruding from the rostrum are not real teeth, but modified tooth-like structures called denticles. More - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawfish