So yeah, not the worst attempt I've ever seen, but pretty horrific. But now I have nice new surgical scalpel blades, pretty sure they're the kind used in veterinary surgery so they should be sharp. Need to go pick up the handles today.OwO Up until now my only option for taxidermy has been things that are sold as reptile food, so mice, rats, rabbits, etc. (Frozen, of course)
Now the really exciting news (well, for me anyway). I know a lot of people who keep a lot of pets, especially reptiles, so I asked if they happened to stumble upon any odd feeder mice specimens (for instance genetic mutations in which the mouse may have multiple limbs, heads, etc). Not only will quite a few people be keeping an eye out for these for me, I suddenly got bombarded with many other things.:D I've now been told that if any of their reptiles die (They have rooms FULL of tanks) I'm allowed to have them for taxidermy and wet specimens.:3
And, as heart breaking as it is, another friend has a farm, and sadly has to kill foxes sometimes because they eat his animals, along with things like crows etc. It seems horrible, but I can understand he needs to protect his own animals, and he said if hes going to have to kill things that hes not able to eat, he'd like me to have them so I can do something with them.
It'll break my heart seeing poor we dead foxes and crows at first, but I suppose I'll get used to it.>O< The rats made me really sad at first, but my snakes need food, and sometimes they decide they don't want to eat, so I may as well do something with them rather than throwing them out.
|I'd love to try something like this! So cute|
Just so we're clear - I'd never kill anything, or have anything killed for me just for me to stuff it. I've actually had that offer, but I've made it very clear I don't want anything killed for me.>__<
But yeah, I now have a great supply for all sorts of things.:3 First, I need to master the process with feeder rats, I don't want to ruin anything really amazing because I'm not good at it yet.
So apart from all of that, yesterday was spent having lunch in town, chatting with various people around town, then swimming again.^_^
I'm doing all this exercise and eating healthy, yet I feel like I'm getting fatter...T__T I know its not physically possible so I won't stress over it, but thats how it feels.>___< Will just have to keep working til I start seeing results, want to be nice and toned.:3
Also made a really nice pasta bolognese last night from scratch.OwO I don't even usually like bolognese but mine was awesome.;D No real recipe, just chopped tinned tomatoes, mince beef, and a good amount of my parsnip and butternut squash soup in a pot, cook on a high heat until cooked through, then little simmer for a little while longer, add to pasta, tada! I dont like mine full of chunks of onions and things.>O<
Hope everyones doing well!^__^ Byee