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Our goal is to honor nature through living adornment. Each piece is handmade by our own two hands from start to finish. From processing our own specimens, to pinning insects. We strive to create beautiful arrangements that honor earths magical creatures, in life and death.
Our bone specimens are collected post mortem. Some resources we utilize are foraged bones from nature hikes/ local collectors, road kill specimens (see road kill collection laws here), animal control as a part of wildlife management, pet donations, salvaged components from other industries that would otherwise be used as waste, local reptile shops, breeders and small family farms. We process most of our bone specimens from start to finish with the major help from our dermestid beetle colony. Utilizing dermestids allows animal byproducts to sustain other living organisms as well as preserve precious fragile bones like nasal bones.
When we acquire specimens from breeders and reptile shops they are acquired post mortem. Unfortunately some animals enter this world still born, leave it from birth complications, diseases, or unknown causes. When this happens these animals are collected and sold to small businesses like ours and education centers. No animal specimen is killed for use in art. We only utilized recycled animal specimens.
Our insect specimens are captive bred in butterfly aviaries from around the world. Captive bred specimens live out their full metamorphosis cycle in these aviaries. They are collected post mortem to be sold to universities, museums or businesses like ours. A handful of these specimens are released back into their indigenous land to help sustain population growth. These aviaries help sustain natural forests and jungles, and provide income for indigenous communities. All moss, pressed flowers, lichen, etc. are foraged from our private property following all of Colorado's foraging guidelines. If any specimens are outsourced through a third party we make sure their ethos align with ours .
It is our goal to run an ethical and sustainable business that maintains transparency. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us via our contact form on the website