Fish scales

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Kambio
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Fish scales

#1 Post by Kambio » Mon May 08, 2017 10:43 pm

Does anyone know how to preserve fish scales and mount them?

JimT
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Re: Fish scales

#2 Post by JimT » Mon May 08, 2017 11:14 pm

Sorry, I don't do permanent mounts. I prefer wet mounts and photos.

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Re: Fish scales

#3 Post by mrsonchus » Tue May 09, 2017 1:22 pm

Simple protocol, wash well with tap-water, then into >=95% alcohol, 2 changes (IPA is cheap and easy to get hold of) for about 4hrs total. Then simply mount in clear nail-polish with coverslip of course.

Should do the trick for a quick start.

John B. :)
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Re: Fish scales

#4 Post by Omar » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:10 pm

mrsonchus wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 1:22 pm
thank you so much!
Simple protocol, wash well with tap-water, then into >=95% alcohol, 2 changes (IPA is cheap and easy to get hold of) for about 4hrs total. Then simply mount in clear nail-polish with coverslip of course.

Should do the trick for a quick start.

John B. :)

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