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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by derhntr, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. derhntr

    derhntr Member

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    Not really a fish question but here goes. I have a customer that wants a blue crab reproductions from one he caught with his daughter. I found a past post from George about a site, Chesapeakecrafts, but they have no phone# that I can find and email seems to be bogus. Does anybody know anyone who does repo crabs.

    Thanks
     
  2. I've never seen one that looks good enough to purchase. Why not just do the real crab?
     

  3. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    X2.
     
  4. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Rather than looking for a REPO crab try looking for a REPRO crab. Just my gripe on here. JL
     
  5. derhntr

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    He ate the crab but wants a repro done for his 2 year old daughter.
     
  6. Well, I've seen some plastic crabs on EBay for $12 but you'll need to repaint.
     
  7. derhntr

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    I've seen those as well, very cheap looking. Never thought this was going to be so darn difficult.
     
  8. It's for a 2 year old. You might be over thinking it. He might want a Repro because she's going to handle it/play with it.

    Ask him.

    If you need a really good mount for the wall just get a real one and mount it up.
     
  9. derhntr

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    He wants the crab base on the size, 18 inches claws spread out tip to tip, and shell 8.25x5, big ass blue crab. I talk with him about every two days. He's in no real hurry just wants some thing of quality.
    Thanks for all in input.
     
  10. That's a monster!
     
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    Fresh caught last night. The one in front is 17"
     
  12. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Baker you made me hungry...lol
     
  13. I picked out some good ones for mounting and had a boil with the rest.