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How to control both humidity and temperature in your dermestid beetle enclosure

Temperature and humidity are both very important environmental conditions that you must monitor and control for optimal performance of your dermestid beetle colony. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, but the easiest and most accurate way is to install a dual function thermostat and humidistat.  A humidistat is a small electronic device that works just like a thermo ...

Skull cleaning: Five steps for cleaning bone specimens

Skulls should be properly prepared and cleaned before displaying in any fashion. This will ensure that the skull remains in pristine condition for years to come. If not properly cleaned, the skull can become brittle, cracked, discolored, and broken.

How Do Taxidermists Clean Their Specimens?

Animal skull and bone cleaning is a process that taxidermists have refined. Learn more about the tools that they use in the cleaning process, including the use of dermestid beetles.

What are Dermestid Beetles? How Are They Used in Taxidermy?

Dermestid beetles are primarily used to help clean flesh from animal bones after a hunt. Read on to learn more about this process!