I'm looking for deceased animals for the purpose of making exact anatomical castings. Specifically, I'm looking for dead snakes and lizards.

I have personal objections toward destroying live animals for this purpose, so I am soliciting pet owners and others who may have possesion of recently deceased animals.
The only purpose of this is to make plaster molds of the animal.

If anyone can help me out please reply to this post, or email me directly.

Again - my intention is to avoid killing any live animals for this purpose. I just need exact molds, and therefore am willing to work with recently deceased animals.
Chicago area preferred, otherwise must ship using dry ice. Willing to pay - serious inquiries only please.
Tanks, Will.
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I'm looking for deceased animals for the purpose of making exactanatomical castings. Specifically, I'm looking for dead snakes and lizards. I have personal objections toward destroying live animals for thispurpose, so I am soliciting pet owners and others who may have possesion ofrecently deceased animals.

Try sci.bio.herp as well. Some universities may be able to contribute, and there's the occasional study which kills hundreds of specimens during the course of the study.
Thanks - I'll do that. I hate to see animals destroyed, and therefore looking for those which are already dead.
Already tried the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago but they could not help. They autopsy all of their deceased animals.
I'm looking for deceased animals for the purpose of making exact anatomical castings. Specifically, I'm looking for dead snakes and ... animals. Chicago area preferred, otherwise must ship using dry ice. Willing to pay - serious inquiries only please. Tanks, Will.

Email this guy, at day157 at comcast dot net Let him know what you after. He has several frozen specimens already.
I'm looking for deceased animals for the purpose of making ... Willing to pay - serious inquiries only please. Tanks, Will.

Email this guy, at day157 at comcast dot net Let him know what you after. He has several frozen specimens already.

Thanks frogz13 - I'll drop him a line. My ultimate goal is making castings in aluminum or bronze, possibly cast glass.
Thanks frogz13 - I'll drop him a line. My ultimate goal is making castings in aluminum or bronze, possibly cast glass.

Dead lizards lose their vitality quickly; you'll never get a live pose out of a lizard's corpse. However, I think dead snakes look suprisingly like live snakes.
I'd offer you the adult corn snake in my freezer, but I'm saving her for a high school science project. Hide for chemistry class and flesh for dermestid beetles. Emotion: smile
fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
Thanks frogz13 - I'll drop him a line. My ultimate goal is making castings in aluminum or bronze, possibly cast glass.

Dead lizards lose their vitality quickly; you'll never get a live pose out of a lizard's corpse. However, I think ... but I'm saving her for a high school science project. Hide for chemistry class and flesh for dermestid beetles. Emotion: smile

I've heard about the beetles, but never seen them in action. I have been doing some things with bones - cleaning them with soap and boiling water, etc. I'd like to cast a bronze skeleton.
Dead lizards lose their vitality quickly; you'll never get a ... Hide for chemistry class and flesh for dermestid beetles. Emotion: smile

I've heard about the beetles, but never seen them in action. I have been doing some things with bones - cleaning them with soap and boiling water, etc. I'd like to cast a bronze skeleton.

Well. I'd like to buy a cast bronze reptile skeleton, what a coincidence!

I've occasionally seen dermestid beetles in our shipments of crickets at the pet store, they feast on the bodies. A new friend of mine has a significant colony of them.
fr0glet

"You cannot be an objective scientist if you have an agenda." ~The Madman
Dead lizards lose their vitality quickly; you'll never get alive pose out of a lizard's corpse. However, I think dead snakeslook suprisingly like live snakes.

I have seen a plastic toy cast of a monitor that looked surprisingly real. Quite big, about 80cm or so. It was made in China, and knowing how little respect they have for many animals there, I couldn't stop thinking about how it was made... :-(

Ulrik Smed,
Denmark, Aarhus
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