Course: Taxidermy

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Course title Taxidermy
Course code UA/PREPK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dvořáková Líšková Zuzana, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
History and the contemporary state of taxidermy in the Czech Republic and abroad. (Elementary practices used in taxidermy, development in the use of chemicals and technical tools) Segmentation of mammals, fish and birds into basic taxidermic groups Characteristics of bodies of particular the most taxidermied mammals, fish and birds. I. (Shape and surface of the body, anatomy, evolutionary significant signs, their mutual comparison, way of life). Characteristics of bodies of particular the most taxidermied mammals, fish and birds. II. (Shape and surface of the body, anatomy, evolutionary significant signs, their mutual comparisons, way of life). Tools and chemicals needed for taxidermy (sets for tawing of skins, use of stuffing for taxidermy of animals, stabilizing agents and starch-based glues for tawing of skins on polyurethane models, use and work with the polyurethane foam for production of models, fat emulsion for greasing of skins after tawing and use of other chemicals) Accessories needed for production of taxidermied animals available in the domestic and foreign market (Felts, threads, tongues, eyes, denture with the mucous membrane and tongue etc.) Selection of a suitable form and its measuring (Technique of measuring of half-head, whole head and also the whole body) Stripping off the skin and its fixation (Stripping off the skin from mammals and methods of its fixation, stripping off the skin from birds and methods of its fixation) Procedures in taxidermy Techniques of production of the basis for taxidermy (Production of basis from wood, gnarled wood, man-made basis) Aesthetic adjustment of created taxidermied animals (Techniques of bringing into life and modeling of outer parts)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work activities (workshops)
Learning outcomes
Within this subject the student will get familiar with the issues of taxidermy in detail as well as its application in practice and new methods used in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Students will apply the basic principles of taxidermy and its application in practice, and new methods used in the Czech Republic.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Credit Requirements: 100% participation on seminars, active cooperation on practical exercises Examination Requirements: Written test and product of taxidermy
Recommended literature
  • Dahmes, S. Whitetail / Mule Deer Taxidermy System. Wildlife Artist Supply Co, 1987. ISBN 978-0925245038.
  • Houskeeper B., Hall J. The Breakthrough Mammal Taxidermy Manual.
  • Sexton T., Hall J. The Breakthrough Fish Taxidermy Manual.
  • Zpracované texty preparátorství: Dvořáková - Líšková Z. Zpracované texty preparátorství: Dvořáková - Líšková Z..


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2021) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
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