dead stuff

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Talk about a glow up. My poor smushed yote boy is now not quite as smushed. I took today to reshape him! Sadly…There wasn’t much I could do for his poor nose. I let him soak with just his nose in warm water for over an hour longer than the rest if him (Which took like, 10 minutes) and still, this is as unsmushed as I could get it.
He’s not perfect. But this is my first time reshaping a pelt, so I’m happy he at least won’t be a smushed mess anymore.

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Wolverine, raccoon, and muskrat skulls ~ They will all be uploaded to my Etsy shop, once these stubborn bones are done degreasing.  Some will be altered in art and others will not, we will see whats to come 💀

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One of the most common skulls for a new Vulture to find is a raccoon.
And the most common mistake I see new Vultures make is tooth placement.
We all have trouble when we first start out, and its good to have mistakes to learn from and grow. But I was putting this old raccoon together and figured some pictures of the dentition might help someone :)
I know I looked for good reference pictures of raccoon teeth when I was starting.
Pro tip- listen to the tooth. If it doesn’t want to fit in the hole, it probably doesn’t go in that hole lol.
Pay special attention to the front teeth. The curvy ones go in the top, the straight ones go in the bottom. They start with the wider ones on the outside and the more narrow ones in the middle.
If you get stuck, just go with “trial and error”. Set that pesky tooth off to the side until you figure it out.
Have fun and be patient with yourself 💚