The Great Recession has hit nearly every segment of the U.S. economy and taxidermists are no exception.
The Star Tribune  has a rambling article up about the taxidermy trade and takes an interesting look at Storm Amacher and her business. It's worth a read if for no other reason than to learn about how a European mount is prepared with bugs.
The fallout among taxidermists can be felt even in the bug business, said Storm Amacher, owner in St. Paul of Remains to be Seen, a provider of flesh-eating services. "Some taxidermists I worked with for years are no longer around,'' Storm said the other day. "Times are tough for a lot of people.'"