A stuffed armadillo is the skin of a dead armadillo that has been preserved, mounted and stuffed using the art of taxidermy to simulate a live armadillo. Alternatively, the phrase "stuffed armadillo" can be used to refer to a plush stuffed toy created to resemble an armadillo.Continue Reading
Only one species of armadillo lives in the United States, the nine-banded armadillo. There are 19 other species of armadillo that live in Central and South America. Armadillos are closely related to sloths and anteaters. Armadillos are the only mammals that form a shell out of bony plates.
Willie Nelson, country singer, has a famous stuffed taxidermy mount armadillo that he uses as a mascot. It has been stolen and returned twice, as of August 2014.Learn more about Rodents
Steps involved in taxidermy include removing and preserving the animal's skin; photographing the animal's body; taking measurements of its body parts; using excelsior, wire and string to recreate the carcass; and making the animal stand in a natural position. Allow the imitation body to air-dry for about a week.Full Answer >
Learn taxidermy by taking online courses from Taxidermy Tube or Taxidermy Insider, or by taking a more traditional course from the Advanced Taxidermy Training Center. Online options are markedly cheaper than brick-and-mortar schools.Full Answer >
Designs painted on the skin with a paste made from powder from the top leaves of the henna plant is "mehndi" or henna art. The green powder dries into orange-brown stains after some time. The vibrancy and permanence of the design depends on how long the henna sets.Full Answer >
A henna tattoo is a form of temporary skin art made from a paste derived from the leaves of the henna plant. It is applied to the skin using a brush. The dye penetrates and stains the top layers of skin but typically disappears completely in one to two weeks.Full Answer >