Butterflies and tools

How taxidermy works?

What is taxidermy? In the general sense, taxidermy is considered as a set of mechanical, chemical and biological processes for the long-term conservation of living beings (mammals, birds, fish, insects, spiders, etc.) as a whole body or a specific part of the body. Taxidermy is both an art and a trade. On the one hand, …

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An intro about the Cockchafer (May-bug)

Cockchafer (May-bug) (Melolontha melolontha) Order Beetles Scarab beetles (including the chafers and dung beetles) have characteristic antennae in which the final segments have fan-like extensions. The largest and most conspicuous of the almost 90 species of scarabs found in the British Isles is the Cockchafer (or May-Bug). What do they look like? Adult Cockchafers are …

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