This book is a must have for anybody interested in raising these amazing creatures, which museum curators and others have used in skeleton preparation for over a hundred years. In this easy to understand handbook, specialist Rob Graves discusses every aspect of starting, growing, and using a colony of flesh eating beetles / dermestid beetles.
With the aid of over two-dozen photos and illustrations, you will learn where to find or buy flesh eating beetles / dermestid beetles, how and where to keep them, what to feed them, and the optimal growing conditions to quickly raise a colony big enough to clean skulls and bones. You’ll also learn how to properly prepare skeletons for beetle cleaning, ways to put even a small colony to work right away, and European mounting techniques for your game head.
Beetles & Bones is the only resource where laypersons can quickly learn the key points and pitfalls of this unique and fascinating hobby. This mountain of valuable information in a single, understandable text makes this book worth its weight in gold!
5-1/2 x 8-1/2, soft cover, photos, illus., 44 pp.
BNB – $19.95