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Crabs Smell

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by skullman123, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. skullman123

    skullman123 New Member

    I have recently aquirred some crabs from maine to do a display on invasive crab species. I have put them in the freezer at an attempt to kill the stowaways such as maggots. all of them seem to be gone,however, being within a five foot radius of them constitutes a smell similar to standing downwind of a saltwater bait shop. any ideas on how to get rid of the smell?
  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Did you take the crabs apart, clean them, soak in rubbing alcohol for a few days, assemble, and then paint?



  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    What Kerby said . You can’t expect anything that has live but dead tissue in it still , not to smell like rot and decay.
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    You didn't clean them out, just brought home dead crabs. Would suggest dropping each into a jar of alcohol and sealing it. Keep them that way as a wet mount. Now that the tissue inside has started to rot, they are probably always going to stink. You can preserve them in alcohol to look at but they will be full of preserved rotted tissue.