Sourcing

I responsibly and legally source all my specimens, with slightly different sources for vertebrates and invertebrates: For vertebrates (mammals, birds etc.) I only use roadkill or natural death (eg. pet trade). All are sourced from within the UK and processed by me. I treat all animals with respect when processing, and any unused remains are buried in my garden to return to nature. For bone processing I use a combination of controlled burial and cold water maceration. For invertebrates (insects) any UK native insects are also found via natural death (wild-collected). Exotic/non-native insects are sourced responsibly from a variety of sources both in the UK and abroad. All insects are pinned and set by me. I have friends and contacts abroad who send me natural death specimens, as well as a small selection of sustainable insect breeding programs in tropical countries. I do not work with cites/protected or endangered species, with the exception of comissions on personal pets where the specimen is provided by the customer.