IMG_2310 by marlineyezee posted Feb 4, 2020 at 1:22 PM Hi y'all! I'm going to be completely honest and say I know nothing about taxidermy and I've come here because I desperately need help with preserving a pacific blue marlin eye that I caught. The fish got away, but I had her hooked in the eye and her eye landed on deck. Anyway, I have visited with taxidermists in my area as well as done research online and I can't seem to get a good idea of what can be done. I talked to someone who said I could have the eye freeze dried and then suspended in resin. Only problem is he doesn't have the equipment to freeze dry it. I stopped by another spot today and the kind lady told me that freeze drying the eye would make it shrivel and it would look bad. The outer part is super hard like a rock, but I guess there's moisture there? I want the eye to be preserved in its current shape, but I would also love to be able to hold it. So that means that putting the eye in formaldehyde in a jar is kind of a last resort. Does anyone have any ideas on what can be done? And if so, do you know someone who can do it??? Is there something I should be considering that I'm missing?? Also I'm so sorry if this post is in the wrong spot or if I'm breaking any rules. Like I said, I know nothing about taxidermy, but this was my very first time fishing and the eye is such a neat prize that I so badly want to preserve! Thank you all so much for y'all's help!