Dennis Anderson: Tough times In the bug biz

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 28, 2010 - 8:34 AM

Storm Amacher and her beetles prepare game for taxidermy, but in these times fewer folks can afford it.

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rufusfringNov. 27, 1010:01 PM

Great story! I never knew that stuff.

elementxNov. 27, 1010:59 PM

That was a great story!

HelenlhNov. 27, 1011:27 PM

I realize this is redundant, but that really was a great story! Very fascinating. I would never have learned all that otherwise!

raymarshNov. 28, 10 5:54 AM

Years ago I saw a small dog skeleton at the Science Museum. They had injected a red "plastic" material into its arteries and a blue "plastic" into its veins. So when they had let the bugs do their work, they ended up with the skeleton of a dog and its entire blood circulation system. Really neat! The Science Museum probably still has it someplace.

glennbeckfanNov. 28, 1010:50 AM

I thought the Owebama summer job recovery tour should have been in full swing by now...guess printing money out of thin air doesn't help anybody including taxidermists.

cmbjea6Nov. 28, 1011:43 AM

Very interesting. And it is a reminder of where everyone is in this economic downturn. I wish her husband luck with the kidney transplant, and that someday she will once again be able to work full time in a job she clearly loves.

JBead03Nov. 29, 10 2:52 PM

She does fantastic work and believe me, seeing her basement is an experience in itself! I've given Storm a number of animals and they've all turned out great. When I was over last, her colonies were working their magic on a lion's skull and a boa constrictor. I'd recomend Remains to be Seen to anyone considering a european mount. Also a wonderfully nice person! I wish her and her husband the best!

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