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    Animal Crossing	
    Museum FAQ
    Written by Caio Galiango
    Version 1.55
    Contact: csgaliango@gmail.com
    GameFAQs username: JDthecat
    	
    
    
    
    Version History:
    1.0: (7/26/2008) First version. FAQ is pretty much done unless I create a 
    question section or add more tips. I’m thinking of adding some of Blathers’ 
    quotes when you donate him something.
    
    1.1: (7/29/2008) Fixed some minor mistakes. Added the Blathers’ quotes 
    section. Added more people to the Acknowledgments section. Added Neoseeker to 
    the list of sites allowed to use this FAQ.
    
    1.11: (7/31/2008) Small update. Added one more fossil quote and changed the 
    notes a bit. Next update should be big.
    
    1.25: (8/1/2008) Finished the fossil quotes (the ones I know anyway). Started 
    the fish quotes. Two more acknowledgments. Added a “In need of” section.
    
    1.27: (11/15/2008) Added more fish quotes as well as the ammonite, which got 
    sent to me by mail. 
    
    1.28: (1/4/2009) Happy new year to everyone. Added more fish quotes.
    
    1.30: (1/23/2009) Finished the fish quotes (the ones I know anyway). Started 
    the bug quotes.
    
    1.31: (5/30/2009) Added a fossil quote sent to me by mail. Added a few more 
    bug quotes too.
    
    1.35: (8/7/2009) Finished the bug quotes (the ones I know anyway). Started the 
    painting quotes.
    
    1.4: (8/20/2009) Finished the painting quotes (the ones I know anyway). FAQ is 
    pretty much done, right now it’s only missing some quotes.
    
    1.5 (8/31/2009) Added a lot of painting quotes sent to me by mail. Currently 
    missing one.
    
    1.55 (10/28/2010) Added ten more quotes sent to me by mail.
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1) Introduction
    2) The Museum
    3) Fossils
    4) Fishes
    5) Bugs
    6) Paintings
    7) Rewards (SPOILERS)
    8) Blathers’ Quotes
    9) In Need Of...
    10) Contact
    11) Acknowledgments
    12) Legal Information
    13) Conclusion
    
    
    
    
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    1) Introduction
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    Welcome to my very first FAQ. As you may have already noticed, Animal Crossing 
    has a lot of FAQs, so why am I writing another one? Well, there’s no museum 
    specific FAQ and I see some confusion on the boards from time to time about 
    fishes, bugs and the fossils in the mail, so I decided to write this. Now, 
    onto the guide.
    
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    2) The Museum
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    The Museum is a place where you can donate items that can be seen by everyone. 
    There are 4 sections in all: bugs, art, fossils and fishes. The goal, of 
    course, is to complete your town’s museum. The next few sections will go in 
    deeper detail of each category.  
    
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    3) Fossils
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    This is probably the first section you will complete as the items are easy to 
    find and they are around town the whole year. To get a fossil, you will need a 
    shovel, which can be bought from Nook for 500 bells on your very first day of 
    Animal Crossing. 
    
    To locate a fossil, just go around town looking for “cracks” in the ground 
    (they look like a brown X), then just dig it up to get a fossil. 
    
    (Note: Any buried item forms that same crack so you might find other things, 
    like gyroids, buried.)
    
    You probably want to take it to the museum, right? Wrong! You need to have 
    them identified by the Farway Museum. Now as you can tell, its probably really 
    far (so far its not even in the game :p) and the only way  to get your fossils 
    there is by mail. You will get a letter from them on your second day, which 
    will allow you to send them fossils. Now just get some stationary and write a 
    letter to them (you don’t have to write anything at all, if you don’t want 
    to). Next grab the fossil from your inventory and place in the letter so that 
    it is attached as a gift. Now just drop it off at the post office. You can 
    send as many fossils per day as you want, HOWEVER you’ll only get 3 of them 
    back the next day. So no matter what you do you can only get back 3 fossils 
    per day per character. The others will keep coming the next couple of days. 
    
    Now, some of these can fetch over 5,000 bells while other will get just above 
    1,000. You can donate them or sell them. I recommend only selling the 1,000 
    ones since they are more common (I once sold one of the 5,000 ones and it took 
    me weeks to get another, but hey, its your choice and the only thing that will 
    happen is that it will take you a bit longer to finish this part of the 
    museum).
    
    Now just take them to Blathers the owl, who will praise you for each fossil 
    you donate. There are a total of 25 pieces of fossil in the game and all of 
    them are listed below, along with their prices.
    
    
    Tricera Skull--5,500 
    Tricera Torso--5,000
    Tricera Tail--4,500
    T-Rex Skull--6,000
    T-Rex Torso--5,500
    T-Rex Tail--5,000
    Apato Skull--5,000
    Apato Torso--4,500
    Apato Tail--4,000
    Stego Skull--5,000
    Stego Torso--4,500
    Stego Tail--4,000
    Ptera Skull--4,000
    Ptera Left Wing--4,500
    Ptera Right Wing--4,500
    Plesio Skull--4,000
    Plesio Neck--4,500
    Plesio Torso--4,500
    Mammoth Skull--3,000
    Mammoth Torso--2,500
    Amber--1,200
    Dinosaur Track--1,000
    Ammonite--1,100
    Dinosaur Egg--1,400
    Trilobite--1,300
    
    
    Tips on getting them:
    All fossils are gotten by digging, they appear every day, so there aren’t 
    really any tips except to be patient.
    
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    4) Fishes
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    This section will take roughly a year to complete, due to certain fishes 
    appearing only for a couple of months. First of all, you’ll need a fishing 
    rod, which can be gotten from Nook for 500 bells. 
    
    To catch a fish, go to the river, ocean or pond and look for a shadow in the 
    water. Then just throw in the rod near their faces (not on top of them or 
    they’ll move away) and wait for a bite. When they start biting it, get ready, 
    as you have to press A when the bobber goes underwater. If done correctly, the 
    fish will circle the bobber a few times and you’ll pull it out of the water. 
    
    (Note: Sometimes, instead of  a fish coming out, you might get junk like a tin 
    can. You can just leave it on the dump or sell it to Nook to free up some 
    space in the inventory.).
    
    After catching a new fish, you can donate it without waiting by mail.
    Here is the complete list with all 40 fishes, their prices, where and when you 
    can get them and the size of the shadow you see on the water.
    
    Note: There are four possible places for them to be: river, big pond (where 
    there’s some lily pads), small pond (just a small circle of water) and the 
    ocean.
    
    
    River or Big Pond Fish:
    
    Angelfish -- 3,000 -- May-Oct –- 4PM-9AM -- Small
    Arapaima -- 10,000 –- Jul—Sep –- 4PM-9AM –- Huge (as big as your character)
    Arowana -- 10,000 -- Jun-Sep –- 4AM-9AM and 4PM-9PM -- Medium
    Barbel Steed -- 200 -- All year -- All day -- Large
    Bass -- 300 --All year -- All day -- Medium
    Bitterling -- 1,300 -- Dec-Feb -- All day –- Very small
    Bluegill -- 120 -- All year –- 9AM-4PM -- Small
    Carp -- 300 -- All year -- All day -- Large
    Catfish -- 200 -- May-Oct –- 4PM-9AM -- Large
    Cherry Salmon -- 1,300 -- Mar-Jun and Sep—Nov –- 4AM-9AM and 4PM-9PM -- Small
    Crucian Carp -- 120 -- All year -- All day -- Small
    Dace -- 200 -- All year –- 4PM-9AM -- Medium
    Eel -- 2,000 -- Jun-Sep –- 4PM-9AM -- Medium
    Freshwater Goby -- 300 -- All year -- All day -- Small
    Goldfish -- 1,300 -- All year -- All day –- Very small
    Guppy -- 1,300 -- Apr-Nov –- 9AM-4PM –- Very small
    Killifish -- 300 -- Apr-Aug -- All day –- Very small
    Koi -- 2,000 -- All year -- All day -- Large
    Large Bass -- 3,000 -- All year -- All day -- Big
    Loach -- 300 -- Mar-May -- All day –- Very small
    Pale Chub -- 200 -- All year –- 9AM-4PM -- Small
    Piranha -- 6,500 -- Jun-Sep –- 9AM-4PM –- 9PM-4AM -- Small 
    Pond Smelt -- 300 -- Dec-Feb -- All day –- Very small
    Popeyed Goldfish -- 1,300 -- All year –- 9AM-4PM –- Very small
    Rainbow Trout -- 650 -- Mar-Jun and Sep-Nov –- 4AM-9AM and 4PM-9PM -- Medium
    Small Bass -- 200 -- All year -- All day -- Small
    Stringfish -- 15,000 -- Dec-Feb –- 4PM-9AM –- Very large
    Sweetfish -- 1,300 -- Jul-Sep -- All day -- Medium
    
    Big Pond Only Fish:
    
    Brook Trout -- 150 -- All year -- All day -- Medium
    Giant Catfish -- 3,000 -- Jun-Aug –- 4PM-9AM –- Very large
    Giant Snakehead -- 6,500 -- Jun-Aug –- 9AM-4PM –- Very large
    
    Ocean Fish:
    
    Barred Knifejaw -- 5,000 -- Mar-Nov –- 4AM-9AM and 4PM-9PM -- Large
    Coelacanth* -- 15,000 -- All year –- 4PM-9AM –- Very large
    Jellyfish -- 100 -- Second half of August -- All day -- Medium
    Red Snapper -- 3,000 -- All year –- 4PM-9AM -- Large
    Salmon -- 650 –- Sep -- All day -- Medium
    Sea Bass -- 120 -- All year -- All day -- Large
    
    Small Pond Fish: 
    
    Crawfish -- 250 -- Apr-Sep -- All day –- Very small
    Frog -- 250 -- May-Aug -- All day –- Very small
    
    Waterfall Only: 
    
    Large Char -- 10,000 -- Mar-Jun and Sep-Nov –- 4AM-9AM and 4PM-9PM -- Large
    
    
    Notes: The coelacanth can only be caught when its raining. The killifish can 
    also appear in the small pond. The salmon is most common by the ocean where 
    the lighthouse is.
    
    Tips on getting them:
    Again be patient especially for rarer fish. When its raining, better fish 
    appear. If they are near a bridge and they go under it, they will disappear, 
    so try to lure them away from it. If they fall off the waterfall, they 
    disappear. Never run or you’ll scare them. There will always be one fish per 
    acre (unless another fish rides the river into the next acre).
    
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    5) Bugs
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    Another section that will take a year to complete is the bugs section.
    First, get a net from Nook for 500 bells. Insects can be tricky and I will go 
    into more detail in some of them.
    
    To catch a bug you’ll have to get the net on top of them (note that the net 
    has a long range, so try it first, that way you’ll know where the bug has to 
    be). Now, bugs can be appear pretty much anywhere, be it on trees, flowers, 
    food, even in the water. 0_o 
    
    Once you manage to capture one, take it to the museum and give him to see 
    Blathers nervously accept it. ^_^ 
    
    Here’s the list with all 40 bugs, prices, places and time to catch them.
    Each bug with a * by its side will have more detail in the tips below the list.
    
    
    Flying About:
    
    Banded Dragonfly* -- 4,500 -- Jul-Aug –- 8AM-5PM
    Common Butterfly -- 80 -- Mar-Oct -- 8AM-5PM
    Common Dragonfly -- 130 -- May-Jul -- 8AM-5PM 
    Darner Dragonfly -- 200 -- Jun-Aug –- 8AM-5PM 
    Mosquito* -- 130 -- May-Sep -- 8AM-11PM 
    Purple Butterfly* -- 2,000 -- Jun-Aug -- 8AM-5PM 
    Red Dragonfly -- 80 -- Sep-Oct –- 8AM-7PM 
    Tiger Butterfly -- 200 -- Apr-Sept -- 8AM-5PM 
    Yellow Butterfly -- 80 -- Mar-Oct -- 8AM-5PM 
    
    On Trees:
    
    Bagworm* -- 250 -- Oct-Mar -- All day 
    Bee* -- 4,500 -- All year -- All day 
    Brown Cicada -- 200 -- Jul-Aug -- 8AM-5PM 
    Drone Beetle -- 80 -- Jul-Aug -- All day 
    Dynastid Beetle -- 1,350 -- Jul-Aug -- 7PM-8AM 
    Evening Cicada -- 850 -- Jul-Aug –- 4AM-8AM and 4PM-7PM 
    Flat Stag Beetle -- 2,000 -- Jun-Aug –- 7PM-8AM 
    Giant Beetle -- 10,000 -- Jul-Aug –- 11PM-8AM 
    Jewel Beetle -- 3,000 -- Jul-Aug –- 8AM-4PM 
    Longhorn Beetle -- 200 -- Jun-Aug –- 8AM-5PM 
    Mountain Beetle -- 2,000 -- Jul-Aug –- 7PM-8AM 
    Robust Cicada -- 300 -- Jul-Aug –- 8AM-5PM 
    Saw Stag Beetle -- 2,000 -- Jul-Aug –- 7PM-8AM 
    Spider* -- 300 -- Apr-Sep -- All day 
    Walker Cicada -- 400 -- Jul-Sep –- 8AM-5PM 
    
    On Flowers:
    
    Ladybug -- 130 -- Mar-Jul and Oct –- 8AM-5PM 
    Mantis -- 430 -- Aug-Sep –- 8AM-5PM 
    Snail* -- 250 -- Apr-Sep -- All day 
    Spotted Ladybug -- 200 -- Mar-Jul and October –- 8AM-5PM 
    
    Near Water:
    
    Firefly* -- 250 –- Jun –- 7PM-4AM 
    Pondskater* -- 130 -- Jun-Sep –- 8AM-7PM 
    
    In Patches Of Grass Or On The Ground:
    
    Bell Cricket -- 430 -- Sep-Oct –- 5PM-8AM 
    Cricket -- 130 -- Sep-Nov –- 5PM-8AM 
    Grasshopper -- 130 -- Aug-Sep –- 8AM-5PM 
    Long Locust -- 200 -- Aug-Nov –- 8AM-5PM 
    Migratory Locust -- 1,350 -- Sep-Nov –- 8AM-7PM 
    Pine Cricket -- 100 -- Sep-Oct –- 5PM-8AM 
    
    Miscellaneous:
    
    Ant* -- 80 -- All year -- All day 
    Cockroach* -- 5 -- Mar-Nov -- All day 
    Mole Cricket* -- 200 -- Nov-May -- All day 
    Pill Bug* -- 250 -- All year -- All day 
    
    
    Notes: Some insects can fall on the water like the crickets so try to not 
    chase them into a river. Look closely, some of them are really small (mosquito 
    comes to mind).
    
    Tips on getting them: Ah, the banded dragonfly... One of the last bugs most 
    people usually catch. Drives people insane, wot wot. ^_^ Well, to catch one 
    simply go to an acre with lots of open space (no houses, rivers, too many 
    trees), WALK into the acre do NOT run (their speed is determined by yours, by 
    which I mean, if you come into an acre slowly, they will be slow, if you just 
    charge in, they fly really fast). Try to run in a straight line after them 
    when you find them (so walk in, if you see one THEN run after it) and remember 
    the net distance, try and catch it now. Also they sometimes bump into 
    something and rebound to some other direction, so be aware.
    
    The mosquito is hard to see, but you can find easily by two methods. You can 
    hear him buzzing around if you stand still a bit, the closer he gets to you, 
    the louder it becomes. You can look for his shadow on the ground (it helps 
    sometimes). If he bites you when you are fishing you’ll immediately pull out 
    your rod out of the water, most likely losing the fish.
    
    The purple butterfly appears more often when its raining.
    
    The bagworm is not visible until you shake a tree and it falls down by a 
    string. The only way to know if they are on the tree or not is by... shaking 
    them of course. Be prepared to get stung when looking for them. If an animal 
    is near a tree which contains a bug, it will stop and stare at the tree. Use 
    this to your advantage.
    
    The bee. Another bug that causes trouble to people. Well, this should help you 
    out. First off, there are 5 beehives per day in random trees. So you’re going 
    to be shaking a lot of them to find bees. Second they don’t appear in fruit 
    trees. Third, they fall opposite to where you are (if you shake the tree from 
    the left, it will fall to the right). Shake it from the side where you can run 
    around (if the tree is at the edge of an acre, shake it so you can run into 
    the acre, because you stop in order for the acre change). Now onto the 
    catching.
    If you find one, get out your net and run a bit. When they start catching up, 
    run in a circle and they will fly past you. Now they’ll come back so swing 
    your net into the bees and you’ll catch one. Even if they are coming straight 
    at you swing the net when they are close (remember net distance).
    
    The spider is the same as the bagworm above.
    
    Snails appear only when its raining. They appear on flowers (except tulips) 
    and are a bit tough to see so you might want to just walk around a bit instead 
    of rushing through town.
    
    Fireflies come out of the small pond. Look into one and sometimes about 10 of 
    them will come out, giving you a chance to capture lots of them.
    
    The pond skater is hard to see, but it can be found at the small pond. Look at 
    the water to see if the water is moving (kind of like in real life, when a 
    fish comes up for air and the water moves because of its head). Swing your net 
    when its close to the side of the pond. They also appear in the big pond, but 
    since its bigger, it takes more time for it to get to where you are.
    
    To get an ant, just buy some turnips from Joan (get 10 since that’s the least 
    you can buy) and wait a week for them to spoil. Now, drop it on the ground, 
    change acres and come back, there should be lots of ants or a cockroach on top 
    of it. Catch them both. They can also appear on candy from Halloween.
    
    The cockroach can be anywhere really. On trees, on flowers, on turnips and 
    candy. Take your pick.
    
    The mole cricket also causes some trouble to a lot of people, in order to 
    catch him, you’ll need a shovel as well. Go around town listening to the noise 
    he makes (sounds like a cricket). When it gets really loud, try digging a bit, 
    he might come out, now capture him. You have to pay attention to the noise 
    though. Sometimes an animal will stare at the ground, dig where they are 
    looking to get him out.
    
    The pill bug appears when you hit a rock with your shovel. He’ll jump out and 
    walk a bit, capture him. Animals might look at a rock, which means there is a 
    pill bug there.
    
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    6) Paintings
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    This section can definitely take a while, you don’t need anything except luck 
    and patience. There are lots of ways to get paintings, you can: buy them from 
    Nook (always 1,960 bells), buy them from Crazy Redd (high price, but only sold 
    by him), get one in the dump (only paintings that Nook sells though), as a 
    reward for helping an animal (again, only paintings that Nook sells) or 
    through trading with someone (for which there is a board here on GameFAQs).
    
    Paintings are under the furniture category and there are 15 of them. Here’s a 
    list with all of them along with the animals that sell them. They all cost 
    1,960 bells (Redds’ will cost like 7,000, but if you order them from Nook, 
    you’ll pay the usual 1,960) and can be ordered from your catalog if you want 
    one in your house: 
    
    Amazing Painting (Redd)
    Basic Painting
    Classic Painting
    Common Painting (Redd)
    Dainty Painting (Redd)
    Famous Painting (Redd)
    Fine Painting
    Flowery Painting (Redd)
    Moving Painting (Redd)
    Perfect Painting
    Quaint Painting (Redd)
    Rare Painting
    Scary Painting (Redd)
    Strange Painting
    Worthy Painting 
    
    
    Tips on getting them: None really. If you’re desperate for them, you can trade 
    them with other people.
    
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    7) Rewards (SPOILERS)
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    For completing each category in the museum, you don’t get anything :( 
    But if you complete the whole museum, each character that has made at least 
    one donation will get a Museum Model in the mail.
    
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    8) Blathers’ Quote
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    I decided to add this section for people who want to read up on my favorite 
    owls’ quotes (he actually says a lot of interesting stuff). As of right now, 
    I’m missing some quotes which I’ll put up as soon as I get them. On with the 
    quotes.
    
    Talk:
    “Please! Take as much time as you like, and be sure to enjoy your visit! With 
    that being said, of course, I must confess there’s not much to see...” (few 
    items quote)
    
    “I’m afraid I must tell you, our collection is still a bit... lacking. I do 
    hope you enjoy it nevertheless.” (decent amount of items quote) 
    
    “Our collection is coming along rather nicely, eh wot? Indeed, there’s much to 
    see, so take your time and enjoy.” (lots of items quote)
    
    Missing this quote. If anyone could write down what Blathers says and then 
    send it to me, that’d be awesome. I will write it here and give full credit to 
    the person who sends it to me. (all items quote)
    
    
    Notes:
    1) Anytime you give Blathers something he will always end with the following 
    words “You have our deepest, most profound gratitude.”.
    2) Blathers will always say the “Hoo! Hoo, I say!” line for every fossil you 
    give him, which is why I’m not going to write it 25 times.
    3) Blathers will always say the “Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo!” line for every fish 
    you give him, which is why I’m not going to write it 40 times.
    4) Blathers will always say the “Ah. Hoo. Yes. Indeed. That’s a (bug’s name), 
    if I’m not utterly mistaken? No! No! That’s not necessary! Please, I must 
    insist we leave it in the container! Protocols, you see, eh wot? I have to say 
    that I am not... overly fond of insects. I quite simply do NOT like touching 
    them! Blech!” line for every bug (besides the cockroach) you give him, which 
    is why I’m not going to write it 40 times. 
    
    
    
    Fossil Quotes:
    
    Any incomplete fossil: 
    “Hoo! Hoo, I say! A (fossil name)! The day the remaining pieces of our 
    prehistoric puzzle are found will be a joyous one indeed. Good luck to you!”
    
    
    Complete Triceratops:
    “Well now, if I’m not mistaken, I do believe this means... triceratops is 
    complete! Hoo-WEE! Er, did I just say ‘hoo-wee’? Ugh. How terribly 
    embarrassing, I sound like some blithering idiot. Let’s move on, shall we? 
    Here now... Where to begin? Triceratops... Yes... A member of the 
    ornithischian order, this great beast flourished in the late Cretaceous 
    period. It was a huge three-horned plant-eater, and grew up to 30 feet in 
    length. That’s 9 meters! Truly remarkable! Triceratops is easily recognized by 
    its distinctive trio of horns and, of course, its parrot-like beak. Oh, and 
    one mustn’t forget the solid neck frill which provided it with fortification 
    against giant predators. Triceratops was quite formidable indeed. In fact, it 
    was one of the very last dinosaurs to suffer extinction. Oh, dear! Oh good 
    gracious! Please, please forgive me. I tend to get a bit carried away. 
    Dinosaurs, you know!”
    
    
    Complete T-Rex:
    “Why, this means... Yes! Tyrannosaurus! It’s complete!!! Oh, such joy! Such 
    unfettered delight! Truly... this is splendid. I am quite beside myself. I’m 
    practically molting with all this excitement! Now then, where to begin? 
    Tyrannosaurus... A magnificent beast... A highly evolved theropod, the ‘tyrant 
    lizard’ was one of the largest carnivores of the late Cretaceous period. It 
    had a large head , a short, muscular neck, a barrel-like body, and powerful 
    hind legs with three-taloned feet. Its skull was enormous, and its vast jaws 
    were filled with dagger-like teeth, the largest of which were 6 inches long! T-
    rex was 40 feet long from nose to tail. Resistance to its powerful attacks was 
    an exercise in futility! Garrrr! Oh my! Oh, terribly sorry! I beg your pardon, 
    eh wot? I seem to have been overcome by momentary savagery. Hoo!”
    
    
    Complete Apatosaurus:
    “At long last... Apatosaurus is complete! Tremendous! Striking! Massive in 
    every sense of the word! Hoo, I say, hootie hoo! What a truly glorious find! 
    My cup runneth over! Now let me see here... Where shall I begin? 
    Apatosaurus... Hmmm... It lived in the late Jurassic period, and was a member 
    of the diplodocid family of long-necked sauropods. You may be more familiar 
    with the name brontosaurus, though that is a separate species of the same 
    genus. It grew to some 70 feet in length. It had a small head, a long, thick 
    neck, and an amazing whip-like tail, wot! Cra-ack! Whup-pshh! Oh, dear! 
    Awfully sorry! I was envisioning myself with a massive tail! Hoo hoo!”
    
    
    Complete Stegosaurus:
    “Finally! The day has come! Our stegosaurus is complete! Dare I believe it? 
    Might this not be some cruel dream? Nay, it is true, indeed! I say to you: 
    HOOOO! Spectacular! Superb! My whole being thrills! Now then, where to begin? 
    Much has been written about the noble stegosaurus... It was the largest of the 
    plated dinosaurs, and lived during the late Jurassic period, wot wot. It is 
    famous for the two rows of alternating, bony plates surmounting its body and 
    its four formidable tail spikes. Ka-smash! Yes, that’s correct. It’s a tail-
    spike chop! Oh... Please pardon me! I was overcome with emotion.”
    
    
    Complete Pterodactyl:
    “What's this, now, hm? Why, our pterandon is...complete! Simply marvelous! 
    Truly, this is beyond all joy! Hoo! Indeed, woo hoo! Amazing! I'm all 
    aflutter. I'm atwitter! Now then, how can I begin to do abit of justice to 
    this master of the skies? Pterandon... First things first, this winged 
    creature is not a dinosaur, but rather a flying reptile. It did, however, live 
    among many of the dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period. Fascinating, eh wot? 
    The structure of it's immense wings suggests that it stayed aloft by gliding 
    rather then flapping, you see? Imagine pterandons with wingspans over 23 feet 
    swooping down to catch sigh in their pelican-like beaks... 
    Screee...SCHWAAAH!!! Oh, I do beg your pardon. Beaks, wings, flying...It's so 
    very close to home!”
    
    
    Complete Plesiosaurus:
    “At last! At last! Huzzah! The plesiosaur is... complete! I never thought I 
    would live to see this day! It’s fantastic! Brilliant! A wonderful, joyful 
    occasion! Delight ripples through my body and soul! But I’m getting carried 
    away. Now then, where shall I begin with these leviathans? The great 
    plesiosaurs... In actuality, plesiosaurs were not dinosaurs, but aquatic 
    reptiles, which ruled the seas during the Mesozoic era. There were two main 
    types of plesiosaurs, both of which had broad bodies, four large flippers, and 
    short tails. The two groups were distinct in that one had long necks and small 
    heads, the other short necks and large heads. The plesiosaurs ranged in size 
    from 8 to 46 feet long, and their diets consisted of fish and other marine 
    creatures. The first plesiosaur fossil was discovered in 1824, and subsequent 
    findings have been made on every continent. Incredible, eh wot? Indeed! What I 
    wouldn’t do to dig one up myself! The thrill! Where in blazes is my shovel? 
    Hoo hoo hoo! Oh, my! I must beg your pardon. The very idea of field work gets 
    my crumpets toasting!”
    
    
    Complete Mammoth:
    “Will wonders never cease? Blathers, your eyes must be failing you... No! It 
    IS true! The mammoth! It’s complete! Hoo, I say! Hootie hoo! Phenomenal! 
    Sensational! A truly grand occurrence! Welcome to cloud nine! Blathers, 
    compose yourself... Now then, where to begin? Mammoths... Yes, mammoths... The 
    wooliest of woolies... They are, of course mammals, and ones that lived much, 
    much later than the dinosaurs, wot wot. Pleistocene earth was their home, and 
    they are firmly established in our minds as creatures of the Ice Age. Mammoths 
    ranged in height from 6 feet to 14 feet at the shoulder. The wooly mammoth is 
    their most famous species. The last of the mammoths died out some 10,000 years 
    ago, which coincides with the ascent of man. It is, perhaps, the first animal 
    whose extinction was contributed to by man. Though certainly not the last. 
    Humans can truly be the most thoughtless and callous of creatures when they 
    think only of themselves! Hoo! I say again: HOO! Oh, dear! I wasn’t referring 
    to you personally. No offense intended. Temper, temper!”
    
    
    Amber:
    “Hoo! Again, I say hoo! Just look at this. Amber. Stoutly preserving the pale 
    reminders of our past. And this is quite a large, full-bodied specimen, eh 
    wot? Smooth. Exquisite. I'm reeling in awe! Amber is a form of tree resin, 
    which has hardened and been preserved in the earth's crust for millions of 
    years. Resin is produced as a defense against insects and disease. It seals 
    wounds, allowing trees time to heal. Sometimes, unlucky insects get caught in 
    the resin, too. I wonder what's in your amber? A fly? Perhaps a mosquito? 
    Amber, you see, is a preservative of miraculous proficiency. Bits of amber are 
    like miniature time capsules.”
    
    Dinosaur Track:
    “Hoo, I say! Woo hoo! A fossilized footprint. Looks like some paleontology is 
    afoot! Hoo hoo hoo! But truly, this is quite an earth-shaking find! I’ve never 
    seen a specimen that can match it in beauty. The distinct three-toed foot 
    tells us that this is the print of a theropod from... perhaps the Jurassic 
    period, eh wot? It’s impossible to discern anything more specific, but 
    speculation is free, and a vital part of paleontology. Imagine a terrible 
    carnivore stalking its prey... Its great weight pressing down into the 
    earth... and... voila! History! Hoo, aren’t I the blatherer! I beg your 
    pardon, please! I do hope I didn’t put you into a comatose state!”
    
    
    Ammonite:
    “Well! Hoo and hoo again! An ammonite! My stars! A very impressive find! Ah 
    yes, wonderful. This fossil is of exceedingly superior quality, wot wot. Now 
    then, I know a thing or two about these creatures. Yes, indeed. Ammonites... 
    Though ammonites lived in shells, they were not shellfish, but rather 
    mollusks, like octopi and squid. The closest living relative to the ammonite 
    is the chambered nautilus. Fascinating, no? Ammonites existed from the 
    Devonian period, some 400 million years ago, to the end of the Cretaceous 
    period. Their extinction coincided with that of the dinosaurs. Time and tide 
    wait for neither man nor beast, wot! Oh, hoo. Blathers, you ninny! I've gone 
    and done it again. Spewing out more information than necessary. So sorry.”
    
    
    Dinosaur Egg:
    “Hoo, I say! Hoo upon hoo! A fossilized egg! Eggcellent! I must apologize for 
    that atrocious pun. So sorry. I just got carried away in my eggcitement, eh 
    wot? Because this is a grade-A specimen. Hoo hoo hoo! Now, I hate to admit 
    this, but I cannot identify the species of dinosaur that produced this 
    particular egg. I can envision its hatching, though, and from the shards, a 
    new life slowly emerging, a miracle of flesh and bone! Hoo, the wonder of it 
    all! The drama. The spectacle! The ebb and flow! The grass and grit! Life, I 
    say! Life! Hoo, mercy! Hoomy, indeed! I must apologize profusely. I...I was 
    lost in the moment. My beak flaps on its own!”
    
    
    Trilobite:
    “Well then, where to begin? Trilobites... Ah, yes... Trilobites were hard-
    shelled segmented arthropods, which populated the Paleozoic seas long before 
    dinosaurs existed. There were over 15,000 species of known trilobites and more 
    are discovered each year, wot wot! This makes them the single most diverse 
    group of extinct organisms ever! Amazing! Truly remarkable, you know! They 
    are, however, extinct: no living descendants whatsoever. The constant perils 
    of nature are quite formidable indeed. Hoo my! So sorry, old bean! Allow me to 
    beg your pardon. I've been running off at the beak again. I tend to do that.”
    
    
    Fossil Section Complete:
    “Hoo! Indeed, WOO HOO! Could it be? Is it possible? Yes! I believe so! The 
    fossil collection is now... complete! How simply wonderful! I am absolutely 
    staggered! Congratulations on a job well done! Well done indeed!!! Keep up the 
    right good work! As you might imagine, we’re quite keen to complete our other 
    collections as well!”
    
    
    
    Fish Quotes:
    
    Angelfish:
    “Gorgeous. Sim-ply gorgeous. Heavenly, even. We will treasure your gift. I 
    give you my word as an honest, upstanding owl.”
    
    Arapaima:
    “My word! I’ve never seen such a tremendous specimen! A fish such as this is 
    found only once in a great while. A true rarity among rarities! Extraordinary! 
    Top notch! This, we will treasure, I assure you. Cross my heart and hope to 
    molt. Hoo!”
    
    Arowana:
    “Another rare fish! You, old bean, are an angler for the ages! The bards will 
    sing your praises! Thanks to generous individuals such as yourself, (character 
    name), the museum is growing by leaps and bounds. Your dragon fish has now 
    found a home away from home. I promise, it will be very happy in its new digs!”
    
    Barbel Steed:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Barred Knifejaw:
    “Hoo! Hoo, I say! Just look at this magnificent creature! Truly, a king among 
    edible aquatic beasts of the world! Tuna, scallops, oysters, lobsters, salmon, 
    halibut, crabs, barnacles... Well, maybe not barnacles... One would have to be 
    in dire straits indeed to consume a few of those jagged beasties! Now then, 
    what say we set this chap up in his new home, eh wot?”
    
    Bass:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Bitterling:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Bluegill:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Brook Trout:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Carp:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Catfish:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Cherry Salmon:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Coelacanth:
    “Hoo, my goodness! Glorious! Seen in this light, of course, it’s quite a 
    grotesque beast. And yet, it does have a certain peculiar allure, wot! You may 
    rest assured that we shall treat it with much affection and respect, wot! My 
    word as a gentleowl.”
    
    Crawfish:
    “This diminuative fellow is a relative of the lobster. It's pincers are small, 
    but distressingly powerful, wot? Indeed, it delights in a little pinchy-
    pinchy, eh wot? We'll take pains to ensure our mutual safety.”
    
    Crucian Carp:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Dace:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Eel:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Freshwater Goby:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Frog:
    “Greeeeeee! Gree! Gree! That’s my best Sonoran green toad impression, wot! We 
    do keep frogs and toads here. Well then, let’s get our amphibious friend 
    settled. All the damp comforts of home. Guaranteed.”
    
    Giant Catfish:
    “Hoo my! What a large fish! If I remember correctly, these beasties can only 
    be caught in ponds, wot wot! Catfish whiskers don’t actually sting, you know. 
    The ‘sting’ comes from stiff pectoral barbs located below the gills. Simply 
    ecstatic to have this fine fellow. We’ll take good care of him. Hoo! I promise 
    you that!”
    
    Giant Snakehead:
    “What a stupendous beast! It must have taken great effort to land this 
    fearsome creature, eh wot? I’ve heard that giant snakehead carry parasites. Be 
    sure to thoroughly cook them before eating. Blech! Parasites! Of course, we’ll 
    take special care of it.”
    
    Goldfish:
    “Those adorable little fins! Those huge, googly eyes! Even I am helpless in 
    the face of their cuteness! We will take special care of this precious fellow. 
    Welcome to your new home, you darling little fishy!”
    
    Guppy:
    “Hoo hoo! Hullo, little fishy! Aren’t we a tiny little fellow! Adorable! Why, 
    I believe is stuck its tongue out at me! Hoo-rumph! Nevertheless, we’ll take 
    care of the little blighter! I’ll keep an eye on this mischief-maker myself!”
    
    Jellyfish:
    “Jellyfish and other gelatinous creatures are some of the ocean’s most 
    beautiful animal life. Some of them do pack a painful sting, but you’ll be 
    fine if you observe them from a respectful distance. Now then, let’s get this 
    one squared away in its new home, eh wot?”
    
    Killifish:
    ““Hoo hoo! Hullo, little fishy! Aren’t we a tiny little fellow! Adorable! Why, 
    I believe is stuck its tongue out at me! Hoo-rumph! Nevertheless, we’ll take 
    care of the little blighter! I’ll keep an eye on this mischief-maker myself!”
    
    Koi:
    “Some fish bring a higher price at the market than koi, but koi are special in 
    some indescribable way... For whatever the reason, catching a koi feels 
    like... like catching a living fortune, somehow. Interesting, that. Well, 
    aren’t I incoherent! All rambling aside, rest easy knowing we will give this 
    noble fish the utmost care.”
    
    Large Bass:
    “My, isn’t this a kick in the proverbial pants, eh wot? Quite a spectacular 
    catch you’ve got here! This might even garner you top honors in one of the 
    fishing tourneys. A splendid specimen! I’ll watch over this brute personally. 
    Rest easy on that account, wot wot!”
    
    Large Char:
    “Oh! What a large and CHAR-ming fish. That was dismal, wasn’t it? Mum warned 
    me to avoid comedy. Regardless of my shabby comedic failings, this fish will 
    have a safe and comfortable home here.”
    
    Loach:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Pale Chub:
    “Oh? Is that a fact? It’s sometimes called a mountain trout? But it’s not a 
    trout! What rot! Well, regardless, I’ll see that it gets the proper care. You 
    have my word on it!”
    
    Piranha:
    “Dear me! My mind boggles! I had no inkling that we had such frightfully 
    dangerous fish in these waters! I suppose that would indicate they’re not as 
    lethal as they are made out to be... Or are they trying to lull us? Have no 
    fear! We’ll look after your sharp-toothed friend. For everyone’s sake!”
    
    Pond Smelt:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Popeyed Goldfish:
    “Those adorable little fins! Those huge, googly eyes! Even I am helpless in 
    the face of their cuteness! We will take special care of this precious fellow. 
    Welcome to your new home, you darling little fishy!”
    
    Rainbow Trout:
    “This is one of those fish that seem to mysteriously disappear from time to 
    time. Drive fishermen batty, wot! Have no fear, dear friend! You’re leaving 
    this beauty in very good wings, hmmm! Hoo! Owl humor. Hoo hoo!”
    
    Red Snapper:
    “Snaptacular! Snaptastic! Sna... Er, snap... That is... Oh, brother! It wasn’t 
    particularly funny anyway. Please attempt to ignore my sorry lack of humor. 
    Despite it, we will treat this fish with much care.”
    
    Salmon:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Sea Bass:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Small Bass:
    “Even run-of-the-mill, common fish are valuable resources, you see. All part 
    of the grand tapestry, wot! We will take excellent care of this fellow, oh 
    yes. You can rest assured. Excellent care, indeed.”
    
    Stringfish:
    “Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo! This is an extremely rare fish, I’ll have you know! I’m 
    absolutely agog! If I may hazard a guess, this must have been the most 
    difficult fish to catch yet! I almost can’t believe it! To think, you’re 
    donating such a rare find to us... Allow me to commend you on your matchless 
    generosity. We’ve been saving a place just for this day, wot wot! Have faith, 
    this fish will be thoroughly treasured!”
    
    Sweetfish:
    “Sweetfish appear when the days grow long, you know. Some say summer can't 
    begin until the first one is caught. Of course the poor dear is then eaten! 
    Hardly a fit welcome for summer's herald! I, myself, do not eat fish. This one 
    will be quite safe with us here. Quite safe, indeed! Hoo, I say!”
    
    Fish Section Complete:
    “Hoo, hoo, a thousand hoos! Could this possibly mean...? The fish collection? 
    Is it... Complete? Why, yes! It is! Good fishing, old sport! A complete fish 
    collection is quite the accomplishment! My sincere Congratulations! Keep up 
    the right good work! As you might imagine, we’re quite keen to complete our 
    other collections as well!”
    
    
    
    Bug Quotes:
    
    Ant:
    “I wonder, how do you think that ants manage to search out their food? Because 
    the question really confounds me! I mean, really. Come now. If ants were our 
    size, the area they traverse in their search for sustenance... would FAR 
    exceed the entire size of our fair village. Can you imagine it, wot? Hiking 
    that far for a snack? What is going on in their tiny little ant-minds, hm? Do 
    they have some specific target in mind? Could it be they’re just wandering 
    about aimlessly? Hoo-rrrumph! Ridiculous and revolting!”
    
    
    Bagworm:	
    Missing this quote. If anyone is about to donate it and could write down what 
    Blathers says and then send it to me, that’d be awesome. I will write it here 
    and give full credit to the person who sends it to me.
    
    
    Banded Dragonfly:
    “I’ve heard that Tom Nook pays quite a fair price for specimens such as this. 
    Thank you for your generosity. But all that nonsense aside, this is a colossal 
    dragonfly! Of course, that merely makes it colossally repulsive.”
    
    
    Bee:
    “Why, I'd imagine it took more than a bit of skill and daring to catch bees! 
    You've got 'moxie', as I believe they say. I'm certain you must have been 
    stung numerous times. How terribly painful that must have been, eh wot? 
    Incidentally, do you know how some honeybees protect their hives when attacked 
    by giant wasps? The giant wasps can't survive heats above 113 degrees, but the 
    honeybees can live at heats up to 122 degrees. The canny honeybees use this 
    nine-degree difference to their fullest advantage, wot! When the wasps arrive, 
    the bees attack them en masse. A single wasp may be swarmed by up to 500 bees! 
    Now this is truly amazing. The bees then begin to vibrate, creating a 
    veritable cocoon of suffocating heat. Do you see the genius at work here? This 
    swarming is but a feverish defence against the giant wasps' weakness. The 
    temperature? Hoo hoo! Lo and behold, 120 degrees! Just below the bees own 
    threshold of survival! In this incredible fashion, the bees literally lay 
    their lives on the line to protect the hive. Stupendous! To be honest, I 
    learned that from a wee documentary I saw on the telly! Of course, incredible 
    feats go only so far. When all is said and done, they're still insects, and 
    still ghastly!”
    
    
    Bell Cricket:
    “I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their 
    cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the 
    least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find 
    them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily 
    vile, eh wot?”
    
    
    Brown Cicada:
    “Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are 
    certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is 
    awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I’m 
    sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, 
    but I daresay there are limits. And they have those membranes on their 
    abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odious!”
    
    
    Cockroach:
    “Hoo...Uh...Huh-hoo? Is that a cockroach?! Oh, how repugnant! How foul! The 
    vileness! The putrescence! Hoooo-ecchh! I will NEVER understand why we’re 
    required to include cockroaches in our collection. It makes no sense. Well, 
    who am I to question management? Hoo, indeed! And in any case, what’s one more 
    filthy insect, eh wot? Hoooo, my... I hate this part. I hear it wriggling in 
    there...”
    
    
    Common Butterfly:
    “There’s an old saying among some of my contemporaries: “Butterflies are 
    beautiful, yet moths are montrous.” Well, if you were to ask me, I’d say 
    they’re all the same! By which I mean disgusting! Truly hoo-rrific, wot wot!”
    
    
    Common Dragonfly:
    “(Name), have you ever peered closely into a dragonfly’s eyes? Blech! Ghastly, 
    really.”
    
    
    Cricket:
    “I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their 
    cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the 
    least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find 
    them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily 
    vile, eh wot?”
    
    
    Darner Dragonfly:
    “(Name), have you ever peered closely into a dragonfly’s eyes? Blech! Ghastly, 
    really.”
    
    
    Drone Beetle:
    “They're called beetles, wot? The lugs of the insect world. Insects with armor 
    plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it...opens up, revealing wings. 
    Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It's really quite unnatural. Then 
    there's that thin, membrane-covering where their heads connect to their 
    bodies. Most foul!”
    
    
    Dynastid Beetle:
    “They’re called beetles, wot? The bugs of the insect world. Insect with armor 
    plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it... opens up, revealing wings. 
    Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It’s really quite unnatural. Then, 
    there’s that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their 
    bodies. Most foul!”
    
    
    Evening Cicada:
    “Tanna juponesis, commonly known as the higurashi cicada, is one insect that I 
    may be able to abide. Its song is so mournful, so filled with sad longing... 
    It’s really quite beautiful. Even so, I have no desire to touch one! Mercy, 
    no! How repulsive! I shudder at the very thought of it! “
    
    
    Firefly:
    Missing this quote. If anyone is about to donate it and could write down what 
    Blathers says and then send it to me, that’d be awesome. I will write it here 
    and give full credit to the person who sends it to me.
    
    
    Flat Stag Beetle:
    “They’re called beetles, wot? The bugs of the insect world. Insect with armor 
    plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it... opens up, revealing wings. 
    Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It’s really quite unnatural. Then, 
    there’s that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their 
    bodies. Most foul!”
    
    
    Giant Beetle:
    “Your donation of such an obviously valuable insect is really quite generous. 
    Thank you so very much! To me, however, it’s just an overpriced cockroach. And 
    that awful black buster... Horrendous!”
    
    
    Grasshopper:
    “I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their 
    cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the 
    least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find 
    them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily 
    vile, eh wot?”
    
    
    Jewel Beetle:
    “The incredible jewel-like iridescence, it's so... So very... It's so 
    very...nauseating. Yes, that's it. Hoo... But I digress...”
    
    
    Ladybug:
    “Ladybugs are one insect I thought might appeal to me. Then I made the 
    grievous error of touching one. This vile fluid appeared from someplace and... 
    Oh, it was everywhere! Blech! Utterly appalling!”
    
    
    Long Locust:
    “I have a rather difficult time dealing with the soft underbellies of 
    grasshoppers. They’re... vulgar. And their legs! Why do they come off so 
    easily when one merely handles the beasts? Blech! Simply horrid!”
    
    
    Longhorn Beetle:
    “Hoo my! Those sharpish mandibles... Truly frightening. Honestly, what could 
    be more off-putting than those? And the antennae! Why on earth are they so 
    very thick? Blech! Most objectionable! In a word: bad!”
    
    
    Mantis:
    “Ah yes, the infamous mantis... Tell me, does it seem to you that it’s almost 
    TOO aware of us? Like it’s studying us... It’s rather as if it were 
    questioning our reason for existence, eh wot? Its eyes... They’re far too 
    judgemental. Additionally, the manner in which it uses its scythe-like 
    forelegs to kill and feed... So very vivid! So graphic! Blech! Grisly little 
    beast!”
    
    
    Migratory Locust:
    “I have a rather difficult time dealing with the soft underbellies of 
    grasshoppers. They’re... vulgar. And their legs! Why do they come off so 
    easily when one merely handles the beasts? Blech! Simply horrid!”
    
    
    Mole Cricket:
    “My my my! Good gracious! This is a frightfully large mole cricket, eh wot? 
    Yes, rather large indeed. Interesting, isn’t it? How its monotonous song drags 
    on and on, while the insect itself is nowhere to be seen? That very secret is 
    what sets the mole cricket apart from its relatives. You see, it lives 
    underground, wot wot! It may be because it’s become a bit scarce, but I 
    believe that most folk aren’t even aware the mole cricket exists. To be 
    nitpicky, it’s not actually a true cricket, but rather a distant relative of 
    crickets and grasshoppers. It has rippingly powerful forelegs adapted for 
    digging. In fact, it’s these mole-like limbs that give it its name. Its rear 
    legs are shorter than a true cricket as well. Bleeeeeech! All this talk of bug 
    legs... Simply dreadful!”
    
    
    Mosquito:
    “I’m rather impressed that you managed both to capture and transport a 
    mosquito here without squashing it. I might’ve squashed it just on general 
    principles, wot! So, (Name), how’s your mosquito knowledge? Were you, for 
    example, aware that male mosquitos can’t suck blood? No, they survive by 
    drinking plant nectar. Evidently, the female is the vampiric one, and she only 
    ingests blood for the protein she needs to lay eggs. I couldn’t care a fig, 
    myself. All I know is the itching that occurs after one is bitten is quite 
    disturbing. Not only that, but mosquitos are notorious carriers of all sorts 
    of disease, you know! Dirty, filthy little buggers!”
    
    
    Mountain Beetle:
    “They’re called beetles, wot? The bugs of the insect world. Insect with armor 
    plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it... opens up, revealing wings. 
    Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It’s really quite unnatural. Then, 
    there’s that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their 
    bodies. Most foul!”
    
    
    Pillbug:
    “Tell me, (Name), have you ever turned a pill bug over and examined its 
    repellent underside? The legs...so many of 
    them...jerking...wiggling...writhing... Blech! Abhorrent! Wretched little 
    monster!”
    
    
    Pine Cricket:
    “I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their 
    cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the 
    least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find 
    them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily 
    vile, eh wot?”
    
    
    Pondskater:
    “I’ve always been curious... Why is it that these water striders choose to 
    live their lives on the water? And skating across water without sinking? 
    Unnatural! Blech! A grotesque affront to the natural order, wot wot!”
    
    
    Purple Butterfly:
    “There’s an old saying among some of my contemporaries: “Butterflies are 
    beautiful, yet moths are montrous.” Well, if you were to ask me, I’d say 
    they’re all the same! By which I mean disgusting! Truly hoo-rrific, wot wot!”
    
    
    Red Dragonfly:
    “(Name), have you ever peered closely into a dragonfly’s eyes? Blech! Ghastly, 
    really.”
    
    
    Robust Cicada:
    “Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are 
    certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is 
    awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I’m 
    sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, 
    but I daresay there are limits. And they have those membranes on their 
    abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odious!”
    
    
    Saw Stag Beetle:
    “They’re called beetles, wot? The bugs of the insect world. Insect with armor 
    plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it... opens up, revealing wings. 
    Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It’s really quite unnatural. Then, 
    there’s that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their 
    bodies. Most foul!”
    
    
    Snail:
    “Let me make one thing perfectly clear: snails are not insects. Snails are 
    members of the mollusk family, wot! They are related to oysters, clams, and 
    more obviously to slugs. It’s a well-known fact, you can’t pick your 
    relatives. Snails have soft bodies, which are protected by hard shells, and 
    their eyes are on the tips of their tentacles. I’ve pondered from time to 
    time, if one pulled a snail from its shell, would it then become a slug? 
    Blech! The very thought of touching that slimy, mucous-covered body... Most 
    foul! Utterly nauseating!”
    
    
    Spider:
    “Hanging a toy spider from a string to frighten someone is a jolly good 
    childhood ruse known throughout the world. Now, I may be mistaken, but I 
    believe this shows the general loathing civilized folk have for spiders. They 
    deserve it! Eight legs, bug diet, and those eyes! They just have too many! 
    Blech! Sinister fiends!”
    
    
    Spotted Ladybug:
    “Ladybugs are one insect I thought might appeal to me. Then I made the 
    grievous error of touching one. This vile fluid appeared from someplace and... 
    Oh, it was everywhere! Blech! Utterly appalling!”
    
    
    Tiger Butterfly:
    “There’s an old saying among some of my contemporaries: “Butterflies are 
    beautiful, yet moths are montrous.” Well, if you were to ask me, I’d say 
    they’re all the same! By which I mean disgusting! Truly hoo-rrific, wot wot!”
    
    
    Walker Cicada:
    “Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are 
    certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is 
    awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I’m 
    sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, 
    but I daresay there are limits. And they have those membranes on their 
    abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odious!”
    
    
    Yellow Butterfly:
    “There’s an old saying among some of my contemporaries: “Butterflies are 
    beautiful, yet moths are montrous.” Well, if you were to ask me, I’d say 
    they’re all the same! By which I mean disgusting! Truly hoo-rrific, wot wot!”
    
    
    Bug Section Complete:
    “Woo hoo hootie HOO! Pardon that outburst, but I believe this means... Yes! 
    The insect collection is complete! I daresay that congratulations are in 
    order. I could never bring myself to capture such numbers of grotesqueries! 
    Keep up the right good work! As you might imagine, we're quite keen to 
    complete our other collections as well!”
    
    
    
    Painting Quotes:
    
    Amazing Painting:
    “Hoooo my! So, this is an amazing painting! Hmm... Well... It's... There's  a 
    certain sort of... I'm sure it's just me, but I don't see why they say it's an 
    amazing painting...” 
    
    Basic Painting:
    “Hoooo! Hoo, I say! A genuine basic painting! My! Absolutely...breathtaking. A 
    basic painting! What a find! Hooo my...”
    
    Classic Painting:
    “Hoooo! Hoo, I say! A genuine classic painting! My! Absolutely... 
    breathtaking. A classic painting! What a find! Hooo my...”
    
    Common Painting:
    “Hoooo! Hoo, I say! A genuine common painting! My! Absolutely...breathtaking. 
    A common painting! What a find! Hooo my...”
     
    Dainty Painting:
    “Hootie hoo! I say! So, this is that dainty painting I've heard so much about! 
    We meet at last! The original in all its glory. I've only seen reproductions 
    until now, and I must say, it's always stuck in my craw! Words fail me, truly! 
    I suppose all one can honestly say is that it's... a dainty painting.”
     
    Famous Painting:
    “Hootie hoo! I say! So, this is that famous painting I've heard so much about! 
    We meet at last! The original in all its glory. I've only seen reproductions 
    until now, and I must say, it's always stuck in my craw!  Words fail me, 
    truly! I suppose all one can honestly say is that it's... a famous painting.”
     
    Fine Painting:
    “Hootie hoo! I say! So, this is that fine painting I’ve heard so much about! 
    We meet at last! The original in all its glory. I’ve only seen reproductions 
    until now, and I must say, it’s always stuck in my craw! Words fail me, truly! 
    I suppose all one can honestly say is that it’s... a fine painting.”
    
    Flowery Painting:
    “Hoooo my! So, this is a flowery painting! Hmm... Well... It's... There's a 
    certain sort of... I'm sure it's just me, but I do'nt see why they say it's a 
    flowery painting...”
    
    Moving Painting:
    “Hoooo! Hoo, I say! A genuine moving painting! My! Absolutely...breathtaking. 
    A moving painting! What a find! Hooo my...”
     
    Perfect Painting:
    “Hoooo my! So, this is a perfect painting! Hmm... Well... It’s... There’s a 
    certain sort of... I’m sure it’s just me, but I don’t see why they say it’s a 
    perfect painting...”
    
    Quaint Painting:
    “Hooo! Hoo, I say! A genuine quaint painting! My! Absolutely...breathtaking. A 
    quaint painting! What a find! Hooo my...”
    	
    Rare Painting:
    Missing this quote. If anyone is about to donate it and could write down what 
    Blathers says and then send it to me, that’d be awesome. I will write it here 
    and give full credit to the person who sends it to me.
    
    Scary Painting:
    “Hoooo my! So, this is a scary painting! Hmm... Well... It's... There's a 
    certain sort of... I'm sure it's just me, but I do'nt see why they say it's a 
    scary painting...”
     
    Strange Painting:
    “Hootie hoo! I say! So, this is that strange painting I’ve heard so much 
    about! We meet at last! The original in all its glory. I’ve only seen 
    reproductions until now, and I must say, it’s always stuck in my craw! Words 
    fail me, truly! I suppose all one can honestly say is that it’s... a strange 
    painting.”
    
    Worthy Painting: 
    “Hoooo my! So, this is a worthy painting! Hmm... Well... It’s... There’s a 
    certain sort of... I’m sure it’s just me, but I don’t see why they say it’s a 
    worthy painting...”
    
    Painting Section Complete:
    “Hoo! WOO hoo, if I may be so bold! Could it be? Our masterpiece series... Is 
    it complete at last? Bravo! Jolly good show! The paintings are all here! 
    Congratulations are in order! Huzzah! HUZZAH, I say! Keep up the right good 
    work! As you might imagine, we're quite keen to complete our other collections 
    as well!”
    
    
    Museum Complete:
    Missing this quote. If anyone could write down what Blathers says and then 
    send it to me, that’d be awesome. I will write it here and give full credit to 
    the person who sends it to me.
    
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    9) In need of...
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    This section is a list of things I need to finish this FAQ up. If anyone can 
    help me, your name will be put in the Acknowledgments Section. 
    
    Quotes for: bagworm, firefly, rare painting, museum complete quote.  
    
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    10) Contact
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    My e-mail is csgaliango@gmail.com. If you have any 
    questions/information/comments feel free to mail me with the subject “Museum 
    FAQ”. Spam and hate mail will be deleted and the person sending it to me will 
    be blocked. 
    
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    11) Acknowledgments
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    Me for doing this guide. ^_^
    Prima strategy guide for the prices of fishes and bugs as well as their times 
    of appearance.
    NintendoDad for helping me with some information as well as supporting me to 
    make this FAQ.
    Nom de Plume for a little help with the fossil prices.
    Rikuide_Furame for helping me with the line limit.
    Games for clearing up how to submit a FAQ for me.
    otaku_luna for also helping me with the line limit which was driving me insane.
    celticsfan426 for the jellyfish quote.
    Singspike for the ammonite quote.
    Zeldagirl for the amber quote.
    Yoshi648 for all the painting quotes.
    LoveShadeRosa for lots of fossil, fish and bug quotes.
    CjayC and SBAllen for running this site.
    Nintendo for making the game.
    
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    12) Legal Information
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    Copyright 2008-2010 Caio Galiango
    
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
    web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a 
    violation of copyright.
    
    Sites allowed to host this FAQ:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    
    
    If you see any violation of this copyright notice, please contact me, Caio 
    Galiango at csgaliango@gmail.com. 
    
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    13) Conclusion
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    Congrats, you now have a complete museum. Now if you didn’t donate everything, 
    go after all the fishes, bugs, paintings and fossils you missed for more 
    rewards. I hope this guide helped you get some new stuff. See you.