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Finishing up first paddlefish

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Trophy Skulls- Bemidji, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Trophy Skulls- Bemidji

    Trophy Skulls- Bemidji New Member

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    Just finishing up first paddlefish. These things take a long time to complete and allot of work. Still have some finishing touches.

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  2. Trophy Skulls- Bemidji

    Trophy Skulls- Bemidji New Member

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  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Lucky you. I have tried for a few years now to get one of these to do for my own collection. Even went and paid to have a cooler shipped to someone on here who said they had a big one to give me. Kept the cooler and that was the last I heard from them. Those look really great in a black lined shadow box. Nice job with that. Did you use beetles?
     
  4. Trophy Skulls- Bemidji

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    I mascerated it, then had to clean it all up with soap and water, dry it, then piece it back together. It mascerated in about 2-2.5 days.

    Having done it, second time around would be allot easier. Just lots of work.
     
  5. Trophy Skulls- Bemidji

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  6. btr

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    Amazing!
     
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Interesting pattern. I think there's a name for that and it's found throughout nature. I believe it even involves an algorithm.
     
  8. btr

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    Fractal?
     
  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    That's it!
     
  10. Isn't Mother Nature amazing.
     
  11. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Sure is! Of course if one believes in evolution (which I do) it gets millions of years to get it right. And the penalties are severe when it doesn't as in extinction, which is 99 percent of all species that have been on this planet.
     
  12. fogbound

    fogbound Member

    Beautiful!
     
  13. Tom Maul

    Tom Maul Active Member

    Now that's cooler than the other side of the pillow! AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.