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Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by 10PTBUCK, Apr 13, 2010.
what is best way to make or get a skeleton?
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!
Sounds like fun. But first you have to catch a fish!
sometimes that's the hardest part.