Product Info

ON THIS PAGE:

1. CARING FOR YOUR SHEEPSKINS
2. ABOUT OUR BUTTERFLY AND INSECT SPECIMENS
3. BRASS SEA CRABS
4. ABOUT OUR CORALS

 

1. CARING FOR YOUR SHEEPSKINS

Small stains may be sponged off with a damp cloth. You may also wash with mild liquid hand soap or enzyme-free washing liquids. It is recommended to dry naturally away from heat. Line dry or flat dry and stretch into shape while damp. A brisk shake and brushing with a pet brush or similar will restore the original lustre of the rug.

2. ABOUT OUR BUTTERFLY AND INSECT SPECIMENS

Insects are a natural product and as such small imperfections may occur. All the insects are permanently/professionally mounted to the backboard and cannot be removed without causing damage to the specimen.

These are not endangered, rare or otherwise protected wildlife. No specimen is listed on CITES and no specimen requires permits. We do not stock birdwing butterflies. We source some of our supplies of common, abundant insect species from Government regulated ranching cooperatives in many countries. Your purchase actually aids environmental conservation rather than detracting from it by encouraging the indigenous caretakers to maintain host plant areas. Furthermore, our black frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led us to pioneer the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. The use of recycled cardboard in our carry boxes also makes our product the complete eco friendly gift.

These butterflies, other insects and arachnids are REAL! We do not alter, enhance or otherwise modify their natural colour. Website images are as close as possible to true likeness. Some sizings of insect in frame maybe approximate.

Care of your Framed Insects

All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared. As this is a natural product book lice may occur in your frame. Book lice are present in most environments, do not carry disease and are best dealt with by following the instructions below.

These tiny insects can be detected by black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for a minimum of 72 hours. If you have a collection constant monitoring is highly recommended to avoid these tiny insects attacking your specimen. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and keep in low humid areas. This will prevent mould and help prevent book lice.

Correct care for your framed insect specimen will ensure many years of enjoyment. 

3. CARING FOR YOUR BRASS SEA CRABS

Our items are made to last but there are a few simple tricks to keeping them in good knick and shining bright in your space over the years.

By nature brass will dull over time and build up a patina. If you like your brass nice and bright like us follow the below...

TO CLEAN: Using a soft cotton cloth you can apply a brass polish like 'Brasso' applied as a liquid or our preference 'Autosol' applied as a cream, rubbing onto all parts of the brass and then polishing off with a clean part of the cloth. Both of these brass cleaners are available at Bunnings or similar hardware stores.

EXPOSURE: Although we recommend featuring our pieces inside they can be placed in alfresco and even outdoors areas, but please bare in mind that the brass will tarnish and build up a dull gold/green patina in places which can still be polished back as brass is very resilient to rust.

4. ABOUT OUR CORALS

All of our corals are imported and as such are subject to stringent compliance to the international environmental convention, CITES. Australia has world best practice in this area. The collection of our coral is from overseas areas and zones have NOT been subject to coral bleaching. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information about our stringent coral collection processes.