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fish skeleton

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by 10PTBUCK, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. 10PTBUCK

    10PTBUCK Member

    what is best way to make or get a skeleton?
  2. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Skin the fish, remove as much meat as possible, lay the remaining carcass in a plastic tray of some kind with many small holes drilled in the bottom, and bury it. After a few months dig it up, wash it off bleach the bones, and there you have it. OR ... skin, de-meat it, and put in a covered container with water ... plain water ... and let it rot or "macerate" in the water for a few weeks. Open container, hold your breath, wash the bones, bleach, dry and there you have it.

    Last option - and the most costly - send the fish carcass to Skulls Unlimited! ;) It all depends on your budget for such things.

    Last, last option ... buy one from Carolina Biological Supply Company!
    Natural bone. Fully articulated and mounted on Plexiglas® plate in sturdy, double-view display case. With illustrated key. Size, 9 1/2 × 5 3/4".
    Item # Product Price
    243400 Fish Skeleton $176.00

    Good luck to you!


  3. 10PTBUCK

    10PTBUCK Member

    Thanks John
  4. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Sounds like fun. But first you have to catch a fish!
  5. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    sometimes that's the hardest part.