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Red-eared Slider Turtle Shell

The Red-Eared Slider is a semi-aquatic pond slider native to the southern United States. It gets the “Red-Eared” part of its name from the distinctive red stripe around its ears, and the “Slider” part from its ability to slide quickly off rocks into the water to avoid predators. The Red-Eared Slider is deceptively fast and an excellent swimmer, spending most of its time in the water except when it lies on rocks to bask in the sun. It grows up to about 10 inches long and has a dark green shell with variable markings.

An omnivore, it feeds on a variety of aquatic plants as well as insects, worms, small crustaceans and fish. Slider turtles are also quite widely kept as pets.

A turtle’s skeleton is unlike any other vertebrate’s because the shoulder blade is inside the rib cage, which is a part of the outer shell.

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Man-Eating Piranha – Pygocentrus natteri

Piranhas are members of a family of omnivorous freshwater fish. They are native to South America and their natural habitat is rivers. In Venezuela, they are called “caribes”. They are renowned for their sharp teeth and aggressive appetite for meat.

Our Man-Eating Piranhas have been expertly preserved. They jaws are wide open, exposing their razor-sharp teeth. Each piranha has been mounted on a wooden stand and is supported by two wooden beads.

http://theevolutionstore.com/store/piranha-og1003

If you have ever admired the beauty of our framed insects, you may have wondered what the process is for getting them to appear that way. After all, when you find a dead insect, it is usually curled up and easily broken, while nice specimens in collections are complete, symmetrical and artfully arranged.

Well, here are some top-quality specimens of some of our most popular Lepidoptera for you to try your hand at. You will need some simple tools, a steady hand and a little time, but it is a fun, easy way to get started. Choose from the beautiful blue iridescent butterfly Morpho didius, the blue-green swallow-tailedPapilio ulysses, or the amazing Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus.

http://theevolutionstore.com/store/unspread-specimens-og0540/

Anatomical Snap-Together Kit, Exploded Skull.

When assembled, it is truly worthy of display.

Chipmunk - Tamias striatus

Chipmunks are small squirrel-like rodents found across North America. Named for their bird-like chirping calls, they are distinguishable from squirrels by their reddish-brown as opposed to gray or black fur.

Chipmunks store food, such as nuts, bulbs, seeds, fruits, mushrooms, insects, worms, bird eggs, and berries, in their large cheek pouches, which are also used for transporting dirt when they dig their boroughs!

http://theevolutionstore.com/store/chipmunk—-tamias-striatus-tx0006/

Chipmunk - Tamias striatus

Chipmunks are small squirrel-like rodents found across North America. Named for their bird-like chirping calls, they are distinguishable from squirrels by their reddish-brown as opposed to gray or black fur.

Chipmunks store food, such as nuts, bulbs, seeds, fruits, mushrooms, insects, worms, bird eggs, and berries, in their large cheek pouches, which are also used for transporting dirt when they dig their boroughs!

Individual specimens vary but your item will resemble the pictured example.

http://theevolutionstore.com/store/chipmunk—-tamias-striatus-tx0006/

Edible insects in cans. Scorpions, waterbugs, ants,beetles,worms and crickets.

Crystal Raven Skull

Carved from a solid piece of clear quartz crystal each of these beautiful handmade Raven Skulls is unique. When we saw these attractive new items this year, we knew we had to get a couple of pieces for the store.

Available at life-size (about 3.5 inches long) or in a small-scale version (about 2.25 inches long), they make a fascinating piece of decor, and would be a wonderful addition to a mineral or skull collection!

http://theevolutionstore.com/store/crystal-raven-skull-mn0033/

Alligator Skull – Alligator mississippiensis

The American Alligator lives in freshwater swamps and marshes along the Mississippi River. Typically three to five feet long, their diet consists of aquatic insects, fish, frogs, birds, and other small animals. 

The Alligators we sell are generally raised on farms, and sometimes hunted for their leather, which is used to make specialty goods around the world. The skulls and heads are essentially by-products of this industry. 

These skulls are a first-quality specimen, completely intact and with clean white bone. They would look excellent on your mantelpiece and would make a great addition to a skull collection!