Behold the great and mighty Thor!

Posted April 17th, 2014 by Jeremy Johnson
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Thor, an adorable example of our pet commission work.

Behold the great and mighty Thor! We are always happy to accommodate commissioned pet taxidermy. Yeah, I know… people always say they want to go through with this, but its actually a very rare type of commission. We are always happy to take the risk of discerning customers. Keep in mind that very few taxidermists take on this kind of work. Why? Because its next to impossible to capture the idiosyncratic habits that pet care takers see in their babies. This is why we require so many reference photos to proceed. I hate to sound like a mortician… but if you are contemplating this type of service, its best to think about it now while your loved one still draws breath. In the end, I think our customers will attest to our sensitivity, skill, and experience in social service and grief counseling. No, the death of a loved one is never easy, but we try our best to put customers at ease and give them as much or as little info about the process as they seem willing to receive. We also have a pretty good track record of finding cause of death during dissection, that part is completely free. And if you are a bit weirded out by having a full taxidermy mount, we also offer a number of other services such as skeletal cleaning, organ preservation, or anything else you might be thinking. Give us permission to use the skin for our own purposes and often times we will consider that payment enough, or depending on your request, at least a nice sized dent in it.

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Zombies & Vampires, oh my!

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Nate Wessel

A photo from some recent prop work for From Dusk Till Dawn.

From Dusk Till Dawn german shepherd prop

The second third episode is out already, and it’s quite good so far!

I’ll insist that Jeremy explains some of his process in the comments, but the task was basically this: make a german shepherd into a blood-barfing zombie dog with gaping wounds and enough storage capacity to hold a gallon of fake blood to be ejected out the mouth.

Anywho, watch the show (our puppy is in the second episode, we’re so proud of the little fella!), and Jeremy, please explain in the comments how to make a dead dog look so much like a living-dead dog. Enquiring prop departments and practitioners of the occult want to know.

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Inside, now outside a coyote

Posted February 12th, 2014 by Nate Wessel

coyote organ system laid out after dissection

More over on the dissection gallery page.

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Happy Shopping Season!

Posted December 16th, 2013 by Nate Wessel

golden chameleon with holiday hat and decorationsWhat’s better for stuffing a stocking than something dead? I mean really, you don’t want to put a live animal in there, unless it’s a human and then only their foot fits anyway. Who wants someone else’s foot for Xmas? The logic is clear.

Beside the show-stopper pieces we have for sale, there are some smaller presentables in the $100-300 range over in displays and insects. We also have some lovely and often humorous pieces in the mid-price range if you like the smaller mammals and/or anthropomorphism generally.

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