photoblog and occasional ramblings of a dark ambient / drone musician , artist , and eccentric
Made a stand for one of my ladies. Designed it to take the brunt of the pressure off of her mandible and maxilla.
I modified a design a number people of use with a “spike” running up through the Foramen Magnum. The “spike” is wrapped in velvet and set at a slight tilt which pulls the skull gently back. Cotton is wrapped narrowly around the base to cradle the base of the skull and allowing the jaw to drop slightly. This takes the pressure off the mandible. I also hope it will cut down on any deterioration on the maxilla from vibrations in the house. She has interesting anatomy due to bone loss and her odd, twisted nasal bones, the slightly parted jaw and head tilted back allows these to be better visualized.