Category Archives: Castoroides

Boonshoft’s beaver almost finished

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we’ve been reconstructing a second copy of the Joseph Moore Museum’s giant beaver skeleton, this time for display at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. As you can see above, we’re almost finished.

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Two beavers are better than one

While we recently completed a mounted cast of the Joseph Moore Museum’s giant beaver skeleton, that wasn’t the end of our exhibit work with Castoroides. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery already owned a cast of the same skeleton that was … Continue reading

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Castoroides – finished!

This afternoon, we finally completed our first of several mounts of the giant beaver Castoroides ohioensis!

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Castoroides…almost there!

The bad weather across the southeast has thrown schedules into turmoil, but even with the museum closed to the public Ray and I have been coming in to work on several projects, including our Castoroides mount.

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Castoroides closer to completion

Our mount of the giant beaver Castoroides took a big step forward over the last week.

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Dino Day 2014

Yesterday was VMNH’s 2014 Dino Day festival, and in spite of the pouring rain we had a pretty good turnout, which gave visitors a chance to participate in various activities and to hear lectures from Virginia Tech paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt. … Continue reading

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More progress on Castoroides

Just before Christmas, Ray made a lot of progress on our mounted cast skeleton of the giant beaver “Castoroides“, a replica of the skeleton on exhibit at Earlham College. The armature to support the skeleton is made mostly out of … Continue reading

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