Make Money as a Local Dermestid Beetle Taxidermist

Can you Make Money With Dermestid Beetles?

Dermestid Beetle in my colony for personal mounts

Dermestid beetle in my colony for personal mounts

The answer is definitely yes! There are a few things you will need to get started and you will need a warm place to keep them, but other than that, these things can make you big money in taxidermy!

You Will Need

  • A heated pole barn, garage, or basement that you don’t mind stinking up a bit.
  • I would get a business license at your local county clerk and file for an LLC, just to be safe.
  • You will also need some beetles
  • Clients to perform your beetle taxidermy for.

That’s really about it! Once you have a beetle population suitable to crank out a few skulls a week you will be sitting on practically passive income. Sure there is some work that needs to be done, but overall the beetles (your workforce) essentially do everything for you. So you have raised a team of highly skilled workers, that absolutely love doing their job for free! Doesn’t that sound sweet? Personally I would be all over this if I had room to make it happen, but I live in a small house with a small shed that cannot be heated and provide the beetles what they need to survive.

How Much Can I Make?

Dermestid beetle taxidermists/European mount taxi’s earn often times $50-$100 per skull! Now don’t be ridiculous, how easy is that? I have a small population of beetles, but I cannot raise the amount needed to perform major taxidermy. If you have the space and the motivation you could start your own business very quickly by using these beetles.

I am not going to try to convince you anymore. It is likely if you have found this post, that you already had a hankering to get into business for yourself. It will take some work right off the bat, for finding people who need skulls done etc.  But before long things will be on autopilot. You can generate revenue faster than most businesses can. While you are sleeping your thousands of employees will be working hard to make you money.