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Insect Taxidermy: Butterfly Setting & Preservation

Insect Taxidermy: Butterfly Setting & Preservation

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  •  Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
  •  (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults / Kids ( from age 10 to age 17 )
Always a keen collector of natural history with an interest in preservation, I have worked in the field and taught taxidermy for over 10 years now. I pursue my craft with a fine... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
For over 300 years, entomologists and collectors have mounted butterflies and other insects for taxonomic reference or stunning visual displays. Such compilations can be found lurking in old museum archives and are often kept in meticulous condition in display cases and cabinets.

There has been a recent renaissance in the use of insects for artistic display and this class will introduce you to the skills and techniques used in setting butterflies.

You will leave with your own set butterflies and there will be an opportunity to discuss further display options for any projects you have in mind.

The workshop will begin with a talk on the biology of insects with further instruction on the hydration, setting, pinning and drying of specimens.

This is a beginners course with no experience required and you will leave with your own set butterflies.
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For over 300 years, entomologists and collectors have mounted butterflies and other insects for taxonomic reference or stunning visual displays. Such compilations can be found lurking in old museum archives and are often kept in meticulous c... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Butterfly setting and preservation workshop taught by a master taxidermist
  • A talk on the biology of insects with further instruction on the hydration, setting, pinning and drying of specimens
  • Around 6 to 8 butterflies which are all ethically sourced from a conservation project
  • All materials are provided and you will leave with your own setting board, wax strips, pins and butterflies
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