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What Type Of Puffer Is This

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Clew, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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  2. Clew

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  3. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Thought it was a map puffer but the spines threw me off
     
  4. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Porcupine fish to me...
     
  5. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Thanks Marty
    Will research that route
     
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  6. Striped burrfish
     
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  7. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    Striped burrfish x2. Oddly enough I did a report on them back in high school. Never seen one in person though. It is a species of porcupine fish.
     
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  8. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool looking fish!
     
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  9. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    That’s him
    Thanks guys
    Got one 8” to mount
    Going to silicon and casting it
     
  10. crablover

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    You will do a great job on that Carl! Looking forward to seeing it finished
     
  11. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    upload_2021-1-7_8-25-18.jpeg Did
    Did one like that a few yrs ago nicknamed puffer lol props to Kenny Bauman!!
     
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  12. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Not going to be as easy as you think. There a lot of thought you’re going to put into this as there’s a lot of shrinkage, and the spines are a pain.
     
  13. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Shrinkage was my concern
    That’s why I’m going to cast it in silicon
    Thought about casting in alginate
     
  14. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    No your issues are those spikes. I tried pressure and to no avail that didn’t work.
    I injected each spike in the mold.
     
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  15. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Kinda what I was thinking
    Thanks
     
  16. crablover

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    Very nice job Frank!
     
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