FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you make fursuits?
How do you pronounce ‘apocastasis’?
Why use animal parts?
What is a ‘manticore’?
Can you get wolf parts?
What does ‘ethically sourced’ mean?
Do you support fur farms?
Can you tell me if an animal product died of natural causes or not?
Are you a furry?
Do you take artwork/costume commissions?
Do you take special orders?
Are you on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/ext?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you make fursuits?
Yes! I also make a variety of fursuit parts/supplies. However I’m not currently open for completed fursuit commissions.

How do you pronounce ‘apocastasis’?
Pronounced the same way it’s spelled ‘ah-pock-ah-stay-sis’. It’s the name of my manticore character/costume/store mascot.

Why use animal parts?
Working with animal remains is a core part of my spiritual path, which I have been working for over 12 years. These artworks are made to honor the dead, and live a more harmonious life with the environment. I do not condone animal cruelty, and view sustainable, humane, eco-friendly predation practices by humans as part of that harmony.

What is a ‘manticore’?
A manticore is a Persian mythological beast, similar to a sphynx or griffin.
They are usually depicted with the body of a lion, a scorpion’s tail, several rows of teeth and a voice like a trumpet. Sometimes they are shown to have a humanoid face, horns and bat wings. Manticores are most commonly a rusty red colour, and have a reputation for being man-eaters.

Can you get wolf parts?
Wolf parts, including teeth, furs, and skulls require special permits to import which are very expensive and difficult to acquire. The necessary permits and shipping costs are approx. $700AUD plus item cost. If you are still interested, please contact me.
I recommend coyotes as a more affordable option, if compatible.

What does ‘ethically sourced’ mean?
White Manticore strives to gather its natural products from sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly sources. These include:
– Home grown plants that are not treated with any pesticides
– Recycling vintage, antique or unwanted second-hand items
– Naturally shed antlers, fur, quills and feathers, collected without harming the animal
– Byproducts from domestic animals farmed for meat
– Animals which died naturally in the wild, or were killed by cars
– Discards from the garment industry that would otherwise be thrown away
– Pest animals that have been culled due to severe negative environmental impact, such as Australian feral rabbits and foxes, which would otherwise be left to rot
– Leathers acquired from reputable wholesale leather merchants
– Wild caught animals with abundant and non-endangered populations taken by humane, legal hunters
All our animal-based artworks are legally acquired, imported, and able to be sold. No animals were harmed just to be made into artwork.
All our animal parts are treated with respect, reverence and care, as symbolic representations of spirits, and as ritual tools.

Do you support fur farms?
Any animals that we are unable to acquire via the above means were caught in the wild by hunters, not farmed. This primarily covers coyotes, which are abundant and non-endangered.

Can you tell me if an animal product you have for sale died of natural causes or not?
Generally it will be stated in the listing information, although sometimes I can’t be certain, such as if the item is recycled.

Are you a furry?
I’ve been active in the furry community for over 14 years as a costumer (fursuiter) and illustrator.

Do you take artwork/costume commissions?
Contact me.

Do you take special orders?
If you are after a specific species that I don’t currently have in stock, or a large quantity, contact me and I may be able to help you.

Are you on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/ext?
Facebook
Twitter
Deviantart
Furaffinity
Etsy
Instagram
Storenvy

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