Kamena's mummified body - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamanduagirl/4338354825/
Posted the link only for those more squeemish, meaning squeemish can avoid looking that way.
I want to skeletonize him. I'd like to mount his clean skeleton once it's done and maybe replace one of his claws with a replica and use the real one for a pendant.
Yes it's weird but some people taxidermy their pets after death. I'd really like to have the skeleton.
I wanted to document this scientific endeavor as it progresses.
I dug him up early because it's been so warm all winter and someone mentioned the claws can decompose fast and I want those to remain in good shape. Other than the color starting to fad from the claws they are fine.
The problem was that he was buried which slows decomposition. It was slowed even more by being in the synthetic bag. So all that could happen was bacterial decomposition which is slow so we got a mummy.
Things should go faster now that he is above ground and protected in a cage from raccoons. Insects can get to him and they do the most when it comes to cleaning the bones.
Once the bones are mostly clean we scrape anything left away and soak them in water till the bacteria is done with them.
Then we soak them in peroxide so they get white and sanitary.
Last steps will be preserving and mounting them.
Photo set at moderate as a warning since it's not horrible like if it was a human body or bloody or something. But I think you can still see it if not try this if you want too his body http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/4338354825_8a3b0e6728_b.jpg
For those who don't know here is his story www.livingwithanteaters.com/2009/10/kamena.html
Putting the corpse cage together
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