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First Flounder

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by DILLWEED, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. DILLWEED

    DILLWEED www.burkholderswildlifestudio.com

    I'm about to do my first flounder and wasn't sure how to position it . Should it be upright or flat , both eyes are on the same side .
     
  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Dillweed, you aren't trying to mount this conventionally are you? Reproductions of salt water fish save you lots of work and heartache. All flounder have both eyes on the same side as they mature and it will leave the exact pose up to the customer. I usually pose mine going in the direction that puts the gills on the bottom. Different species are right eyed and left eyed.
     

  3. DILLWEED

    DILLWEED www.burkholderswildlifestudio.com

    Thanks George . I'm planning on casting it and I did know that their eyes change as they mature , but wasn't sure how they swim then .
     
  4. Fishman

    Fishman Member

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    You should pose with an S curve to the body and the pectoral fin sticks out a little to act like a rudder. I've observed the peacock flounder while diving. You probably have a different kind, but they occilate their body and tail to swim over sand and rock. They generally hug the bottom. Hope this helps. Roger
     
  5. here are some youtube video that show good flounder positioning and behavior

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro4CPpAIrHQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcnw-LamJfU&feature=related
     
  6. DILLWEED

    DILLWEED www.burkholderswildlifestudio.com

    thanks everyone for your replys . Jknuth , those video are awsome !