Hey guys! I got inspired from another thread I recently answered and thought, since I once saw years ago a post about something like this, that I would make one of my own showing off my current stuff as well as asking if there's any fellow collectors out there with similar interest in nature.
Anyways I'll throw up some pictures, descriptions will be added later as I have to run off in half an hour for something
, and I hope you guys with contribute with pictures of your own collections whether it be rocks, skulls or something third. It's okay to also show off amazing replicas/boneclones since I have a couple of those as well.
Not a very big collection since I have wasted more cash on my main interest which is comics, CE and figurines! ^^; Also note while I do have a lot of minerals, I do not care much for them and honestly I probably can't tell what half of those are!^^; And I don't really collect stuffed animals and animals in spiritz either, mainly fossils, skulls, skeletons and bones. Not pictured are my small teeth and claw collection. And I really need to get a hold of some propper boxes for my fossils and skulls but they cost almost as much as some of the items themselves if you want something which does not affect the items. And then I have stuff at school I have yet to finish as well as some hides and a pike skull not shown as I need to assemble the latter.To be on the safe side of things, all animals are legally hunted during seasons, exterminated (some of my critters are considered pests), humanely euthanized or sadly victims of traffic or from captivity. I have very few animals/animal parts considered to be on Cites and those things have papers aside the fact we're talking about in some cases very old items. So no I have not killed anything myself! Same procedures for fossils as there are also rules about those.
Edit: Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros
) and springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis
Edit: Various fossils from aquatic animals/lifeforms: Trillobite, various shark teeth incl two small carcharodon megalodon (black ones to the right), various ammonites, goniatite, fossil fish, enchodus teeth/jaw section and various vertebrates, crocodile teeth - scute - bone, mosasaur teeth, dolphin teeth, brachiopod, crinoid and garr scale.
Edit: Various dinosaur fossils: Carcharodontosaurus - 3 teeth and bone fragment, egshells: saltasaurus, oviraptor, megaloolitus, vertebrae: troodon/raptor, thescelosaurus, triceratops bone fragment, various unknown dinosaur bone fragments, permian bones, teeth: dromeosaur, aublysodon (aka now tyrannosaurid family most likely daspletosaurus), raptor tooth 2 spinosaurus, edmontosaurus, triceratops and an oviraptor claw fragment.
Edit: Fossil fish, fake dilong fossil, fake troodon fossil, fake trillobite fossil, ammonite ball.
Edit: Fake skull museum replica, Megatereon nihowaensis
, box: various sealife fossils, on top of the box: unknown dinosaur or reptile bones, vertebrate from theropod possibly spinosaurus, "rib" like bone most likely crocodile, weird bone is unknown possibly or most likely reptile/crocodilian and a huge megalodon tooth.
Edit: Coyote (Canis latrans
), Fox (Vulpes fulva
), raccoon (Procyon lotor
), otter (lontra canadensis
), opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
, Porcupine (Erethizontidae sp.)
, skunk, pinemarten, beech marten (martes foina), mink (neovison vison), ermine/stoat (mustela erminea), least weasel (mustela nivalis), european hare (lepus europaeus), rat (rattus sp.), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus).
Edit: I'm gonna be lazy with the birds so english names only atm: Senegal parrot, dove sp., buzzard (buteo buteo), jackdaw, hooded crow, heron, eurasian woodcock, northern fulmar, great skua, great black-backed gull, Glaucous gull, greylag goose, pink-footed goose, gadwall. The bones are phalanx - sus scrofa (pig) and humerus - cervus elaphus (red deer) and finally the spike is from an african porcupine sp.
Edit: Various minerals which I cba to look up the names for and a couple of meteor fragments.
Edit: Cavebear claw and vertebrae, mammoth tusk "casing", rabbit jaw, gastornis eggshell, teeth: mesohippus, oredont, poebrotherium, hyracodon, subhyracodon, various unknown teeth, big one possibly phytosaur sp., 2 barnacles.
Edit: European polecat (mustela putorius), Razobill (alca torda) and black crow (Corvus corone) (He used to have a small gothic cross necklace but the thread broke so I have to fix it again)