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How to do wet mounts?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by btr, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. btr

    btr Member

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    Ok, this is sort of off topic but I don't see a better spot.

    Any of you do wet mounts of whole specimens (ie, in a jar of preservative)?

    If I get a formalin-fixed specimen, will 91% isopropyl alcohol work, or would I need something else?

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  2. lokireptiles

    lokireptiles Member

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    Yes, no
    :)
     

  3. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

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    http://www.taxidermy.net/forums/IndustryArticles/02/k/02985396A5.html
     
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    PA do you have a reference of all your old posts or do you just have good luck in finding them? :) You do have a lot of good ones.
     
  5. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

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    I don't keep a index in any manner. I used to try and only post when I had something worth saying - i.e. not waste space, but lately I don't always follow that rule. In order to find things I have to try and remember the details of some past post - even one a dozen years ago or more. Gladly, Ken has kept the old archive available and I have to try and search either under the Taxidermologist or PA and whatever specific key words I used - usually on Google, not the "in-house" search engine.

    A couple weeks ago the old archive went offline for a bit, and I worried I had lost past efforts, but it is still up there. Occasionally I find posts I had long forgot about when searching, and learn stuff all over again. I write a lot of History angled posts, and I am gratified when someone actually finds stuff in the old forums. For example, The Taxidermidades Website, the best worldwide historical taxidermy blog in the world, found a post I made in 2003 I had forgotten. The way I found it was by story on J W Elwood where the old archive was cited in print. See: http://www.taxidermidades.com/2015/01/la-northwestern-school-of-taxidermy.html#more
    (There is a translation function on the page)
     
  6. btr

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    Thanks!