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articulated ligamentary snake skeleton

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by kikiwee, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. kikiwee

    kikiwee New Member

    I articulate skeletons for a big university. The professor that I work under has recently given me a rattlesnake carcass to articulate. Due to time constraints, I don't have the option to glue and pin a fully disarticulated snake back together. I have already used Andrew Konnerth's method in the journal article "Preparation of Ligamentary Articulated Fish Skeletons" to make ligamentary fish skeletons. This method requires fine dissection to remove flesh, soaking in an ammonia solution, scrubbing gently with bleach, and drying in a pinned position. The article states that this method works well for any small vertebrate. Has anyone used this method or a similar method to create a fully articulated snake skeleton?

    If anyone has created a ligamentary snake skeleton, what method did you use? Any instruction or tips would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Buff42

    Buff42 New Member

    How did this turn out?