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Vampire Bat Skull, 8:1 Scale
TSBC-333 $190.00

The majority of Bone Clones® are created by making molds of original bone material. In limited instances to change scale from smaller or larger, we employ 3D scanning of the original and printing technology, hand detail the printed version to match the original specimen, and then use it to make our product mold.

The vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is a small bat, 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length with a wingspan of about 8 inches. The minute size of the vampire bat skull makes it a challenge to study its delicate cranial structures. Here, we increased the size of the scan 8 times then printed the enlarged skull, allowing for detailed study of the teeth and unique ear morphology that make bat echolocation (sonar) possible. To retain detail, the bullae (ear bones) were separately scanned, printed and assembled in the skull.

Weighing between 1 to 2 ounces, the vampire bat can consume 60% of their body weight in blood. Vampire bats have strong, well-developed hind legs, which affords them speed and agility on the ground. Their canine teeth are adapted for cutting hair and their large triangular incisors are highly modified to serve as sharp lancets to get the blood meal flowing freely. Animals that eat blood are called sanguivores, and the act of eating blood is called hemophagy. Their grooved and hairless nose contains infrared heat sensors to help them locate areas of rich blood flow closest to the skin surface of their victims. They have anticoagulant-rich saliva and a long, grooved tongue to aid their efforts. They only range in tropical rainforests from Mexico to Argentina and Chile and are also found on the islands of Trinidad and Margarita off the Venezuelan coast.

2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

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Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Desmodus rotundus TSBC-333 7 ½" L x 4" W x 4 ¾" H 19.3L x 9.9W x 12H (cm) $190.00
ACCESSORIES:

Bone Clones® bag for skulls and skeletal parts, useful for carrying and storing any number of Bone Clones® products. Its roomy 12" x 18" size makes it suitable for most human, hominid, and primate skulls, as well as many other medium-sized Bone Clones®. You can even use it for transporting your natural bone skulls. The soft grey flannel offers gentle protection and the sturdy braided cord provides a secure closure. If you're unsure whether a certain product will fit, feel free to contact us to check.

Catalogue # Size Price
BA-100 12" W x 18" L $11.95

This oval black resin base is suitable for use with various Bone Clones items, and is a perfect contrast for showcasing the bone-color skulls. Available in 3 sizes: small OB-01, medium OB-02, and large OB-03.

You can customize certain skulls you purchase by displaying them on the base most appropriate for the size of that skull. Intended for generally smaller skulls from our collection. You will find these bases as an accessory option on product pages where we have determined a size match between the base and the skull .

Naturally, you may find many other uses for these display bases.

Catalogue # Size Price
OB-03 5" W x 9" L $25.00

Durable and economical corrugated plastic storage and carrying case for natural bone and replica human, great ape, and hominid skulls. This case is both attractive and lightweight. It includes a tab insert closure. This case ships flat and is easy to assemble.

Special handling fees may apply to this order. We will contact you with the amount prior to shipping.

Catalogue # Size Price
S-81 ID: 10 ½" L x 7 ½" W x 8 ½" D $32.00

(Skull Sold Separately)

The Premium Carrying Case for Human Skull is a durable storage and carrying case for human and fossil hominid skulls, as well as small, disarticulated bones and many other animal skulls. This case is both attractive and resilient. It is constructed of sturdy plywood, lined with foam, and covered with tough vinyl. Chrome hardware on each corner provides first-rate reinforcement and metal buckle clasps and lock assures closure and security.

Catalogue # Size Price
S-91 ID: 9 ½" L x 8" W x 6 ½" D; OD: 11" L x 9 ¾" W x 8" D $105.00
TOTAL 190.00
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