Heres the answer to yesterday’s “What kind of skull is this?” question I posted. It is an American Bullfrog skull. A very large one at that. I was very excited when @forgotten_boneyard happened across a pile of them and gave them to me for processing. Never had the chance to before & can’t wait to see the finished skulls/bones. More info on this species - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bullfrog πŸ’€πŸΈβ™₯πŸΈπŸ’€

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β€œ50/50β€œ and “The Fall (child)” by Michael Reedy

A classically trained artist and associate professor of art at Eastern Michigan University. Michael has created multiple series of anatomical art that pushes the boundaries of what we think of figure drawing and classic medical illustration. His paintings are richly indulgent explorations into the human body that are often full of silly ornamentation, both subtle and highly apparent as the googly eyes in the piece “50/50”. This recent piece titled β€œ50/50β€œ is part of Michael’s Expulsion series, which he explains,
In my most recent works I have begun to explore visual complexity and ornamentation in conjunction with my prior interests; which have long been rooted in contemporary trends in figurative and portrait based works, as well as fringe images of the body, either in medical illustration or cartoons. I believe this push towards excess propels the figures in to another space and permits the psychological possibilities or fantasies of the figures (or those embedded in the narrative) to operate outside of normal spatial conventions, and in short become uncanny. In some respects my goal has been to make each new image more beautiful and self-indulgent than the last. Text by @streetanatomy More - http://www.michaelreedy.gallery/galleries

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A pretty little Cope’s Gray Tree Frog visitor - Hyla chrysoscelis β™₯🐸β™₯

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Man Has His Amputated Leg Made Into A Wet Specimen Lamp - I had to research this after @oldghost made a post about it. The translated Netherlands news articles online read rather odd but here’s my best guess at what they said:

In 2012, Leon Bonten had an unfortunate accident. That led to a complicated fracture in his right leg. The treatment failed, he even ran an infection that consumed his knee. Eight operations later Bonten knew his leg had to be amputated. - “It’s a series of mistakes, pain and misery.”

But he refused to give up his leg, he could not bear the fact that it would be destroyed as medical waste. - “I think it’s a scary thought that it is thrown among other body parts.” So he wanted to make a lamp out of it instead.

He contacted a legal expert Willem van der Putten, specializing in funeral services law. According to him, Bonten is completely within his rights. “The law is simple: he is entitled to his leg, because it is his property. Even after the operation.” It occurs occasionally that people want to bury their amputated limbs. Making a lamp is slightly different, but not prohibited.

Gunther von Hagens of Body Worlds fame was consulted to do it but declined because he only works with the body parts of the deceased. But pathologist Frank Gutter offered to pick up the leg after amputation six weeks ago to wet preserve it, for free.

Then lamp maker Rotterdam Willem SchΓ€perkΓΆtter, who offered to make it at cost: “I do this because I love people with weird ideas.”

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BONELUST BONE PROCESSING PROGRESS: Here’s a completely new local species for me to be process that I’m excited about. Can anyone guess what it is? (at http://bone-lust.blogspot.com)

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AVAILABLE NOW! Original designs from the Osteo Flora Series: Bone Flower Pendant Necklace $65 & Large Bone Flower French Hair Barrette $100. There is only one pendant necklace left and they will not likely be made again. All pieces on this series are in limited quantities so treat yourself soon at Bonelust.Etsy.Com πŸŒΈπŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€πŸŒΈ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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It is really incredible how many of these pairs of mating Southern Two-striped Walkingsticks I’ve seen the past couple months - Anisomorpha buprestoides. I only saw one last year and it was way back in 2008 that I saw the previous pair. It is easy to miss the tiny male on the back of the big 4 inch female. Other amusing names for these include devil’s riding horse, prairie alligator, witch’s horse, devil’s darning needle and musk mare. It likely got these names from the defense of spraying a strong smelling and painfully irritating liquid into the eyes of predators. I’m always very careful if I need to move one to safety.

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A Barking Tree Frog visitor, Hyla gratiosa. Excited to see so many frogs dropping by again with the rain. It has been far to dry this year. β™₯🐸β™₯

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AVAILABLE NOW & LAST CHANCE $65! Next up in my Osteo Flora Series: Bone Flower Pendant Necklace. Limited to these 3 and there won’t likely ever be more made in this style. So treat yourself soon at Bonelust.Etsy.Com πŸŒΈπŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€πŸŒΈ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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AVAILABLE SOON $65! Next up in my Osteo Flora Series: Bone Flower Pendant Necklace. These are limited to these 3 and there may not be more for a while so stay tuned for a followup post when they list at Bonelust.Etsy.Com - I will list tonight weather permitting. Right now I have no Internet so stay tuned. πŸŒΈπŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€πŸŒΈ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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AVAILABLE SOON $65! There are 3 pre-orders listed in my shop right now for this BoneLust original design Golden Brass Gilded Squirrel Paw in Domed Pendant Necklace. They will be finished this week but you can be sure you get one at Bonelust.Etsy.Com now before they are back in stock. These normally sell out very quickly so act fast. πŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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Remember the stolen piggy I posted about yesterday? It was returned to @pandorasboxmilford “Ta daaaah! It’s Wally the wanderer. After all the worry, he will be tough to part with :) he is a 6 limbed baby piglet. We did not harm him of course!”

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Anyone interested in a glass domed bone stem/leaf version of the bone flowers often seen here contact @forgotten_boneyard directly at forgottenboneyard@gmail.com for custom order info and pricing! πŸŒΈπŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€πŸŒΈ (at http://www.forgottenboneyard.com)

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LAST CHANCE $50! Only one pair of my BoneLust original dedign Real Human Molar Crown & Root Cuff Link Sets at Bonelust.Etsy.Com - I don’t make these very often so fair warning! πŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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LAST CHANCE $100! Only one left of the Large Bone Flower French Hair Barrettes that were restocked yesterday. This is the latest Forgotten-Bonelust collaboration. Which is myself, @bonelust_studio working together with Tim Prince, of @forgotten_boneyard ! We will also be releasing more bone flower brooches, pendants & tie/lapel pins, etc. So stay tuned here for updates on all of those, which will be available at Bonelust.Etsy.Com in the near future! πŸŒΈπŸ’€β™₯πŸ’€πŸŒΈ (at http://bonelust.etsy.com)

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