|ABOUT BONE BUILDING
|Skeleton articulation, or bone building as I call it, is the process of converting a dead animal into a different
cleaning methods ranging from letting the carcass rot above ground to soaking the bones in skeleton and
then assembling that skeleton into a (hopefully) anatomically correct one, using many nasty chemicals. Each
method has its advantages, disadvantages, and proponents who will strongly favor one method over
another. For school use, some methods work much better than others.
After all flesh is gone, the bones often need to be further prepared by degreasing and bleaching. This gives
the bones a long term, clean, white look as opposed to being, greasy, and dirty looking as some prepared
skeletons look after a bit of time.
|THE BONE BUILDING BOOKS
|Step by step guides for the
preparation and articulation of
|BY LEE POST (a.k.a. Boneman)
|Then the bones are assembled - or articulated. This process is much like assembling a full-scale model with
bones being fastened to other bones by various means including glues, pins, wires and steel rods. Usually
the skeletons are solidly fastened together but options can include skeletons that are made to bend at the
joints or skeletons that come apart so they can go back into a box after assembly.
|FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO PUT A SKELETON TOGETHER,
BUT WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GETTING INTO FIRST
|Please see the FAQ page for more bone building questions and answers.
|So how does all this tie in with the Bone Building Books?
|going to be a classroom project good for a grade or a museum quality mount good for 100 years? The difference being how much care gets put into preparing the
skeleton and how securely the bones are fastened together.
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