Category Archives: Zoology

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Schreger Lines and Narwhal Tusks

On Tuesday and Wednesday I attended a course at Lancashire Conservation Studios on how to identify keratinous and osseous materials. The course (which was taught by Dr. Sonia O’ Connor) was so intensive that I couldn’t possibly touch on everything … Continue reading

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Feather Conservation Course

On Wednesday and Thursday I attended a feather conservation workshop delivered by conservator Allyson Rae. The course was held at the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Study Centre. Note that while there is a picture of a bundle of cassowary feathers … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the past

Yesterday my volunteer Veronica and I put away some interesting objects called magic lantern slides. Lantern slides were a popular tool used in the early days at Manchester Museum for lectures and presentations. Most of the slides were of photographs … Continue reading

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Bird preparation videos

I’ve been meaning to post a step by step guide on how to skin birds with photos, but the truth is it’s extremely difficult to plan this, especially when I’m working on a bird and have to stop every few … Continue reading

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Reptiles galore

Here’s a photo post, demonstrating one aspect of the diversity of creatures in Belize. Juvenile Ctenosaur or Spiny Tailed Iguana: A fully grown one sunning: Iguanas are everywhere in Belize: Elegant headed lizard spotted on a night hike we did: … Continue reading

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