Updated: Taxidermy, rats, LEDs – and more…

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Here’s an update from us at MAKE – pt

“We took down the photograph accompanying this blog entry. I agree that the image is startling, to say the least, and I understand why some people would be offended. Taxidermy is an ancient craft but contemporary concerns about using animals to make things are worthy of discussion. As someone who eats meat, wears leather, and uses rat traps to kill rats in my attic, I’m in no position to point my finger at anyone practicing taxidermy. We’ve kept the comments section open for this entry, and I encourage people to continue the conversation. I know this topic elicits strong emotions in some people, but please keep the comments civil and constructive. — Mark Frauenfelder editor-in-chief of MAKE

Maker Canida writes – “Be warned, this is another extremely graphic tutorial featuring guts, dismemberment, and soldering.”Link.


  • LED throwies – Link.
  • HOW-TO – Mouse taxidermy – Link.

A few folks sent in this DIY Taxidermy photo set – Link & this HOW-TO & lastly this DIY taxidermy class & insect mounting class at Paxton Gate in San Francisco (the store is amazing).

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