This service relates to the production of skeletons from a fresh carcass to a final skeleton. The service includes:
- Slaughtering and cleaning of the carcass
- Degreasing of the skeletal matter
- Bleaching and sterilising
- Final assembly
- Skeleton stand construction according to client specifications
- Transport – collection and delivery
(Note: Carcass supplied by client)
This service relates to replicating a skeleton or skull according to customer specification.
The clones are produced by developing a mould from the relevant skeleton and subsequently casting the skeleton using epoxy or other synthetic resin combinations. The replicas are manufactured according to customer specification using a range of material options to accommodate specific applications. An example is where decorative skeletons are utilised in aquariums and fish tanks where natural bone will eventually succumb to corrosion and degradation. A replica is developed using a specialised epoxy (as example), resulting in a robust final product that is unaffected by microbial activity.
Advantages of clones over bones
No international or local trade restrictions apply when considering trading replica’s produced from synthetic materials. This is in stark contrast to trade in natural bone/skeletons.
Material of construction:
The materials used are typically inert, safe and non-corrosive.
Freedom/flexibility according to customer need:
Replicas may be produced according to customer demand, e.g. a pink cheetah skull could be produced; or a skull that is less dense than water, i.e. float on water.
This includes consultations to game reserves, zoos and aquariums on a number of topics, including the following:
- Carcass processing techniques for different animal species, including:
- Mammals (large and small)
- Skeleton construction techniques
- Replicating a skeleton - cloning
- Presentations to academic or private institutions relating to:
- Skeleton construction methodology
- Skeletons and animal movement
- Moulding and skeleton cloning
- The RKS story
- Skeleton adaptations of different animal species.