NANFA-L-- Preserves...

Subject: NANFA-L-- Preserves...
From: Todd Crail (
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 20:56:26 CDT

Hi Gang,

Well I have a short picturementary here to share from my week teaching a
camp on native fish-in-the Toledo Zoo. I'll write up something much more
detailed next week, but I do have a question for now.

I have a fiesty lil' animal I need to preserve...

So that the next time I do some of this:

When I have some of these:

And we DON'T miraculously catch (and immediately release :) one of these:

That still, amazingly, had one of these: (kickin' yerself now Mr Z? :)

That I can STILL attract one of these:

The idea here is... I don't want a personal formalin bath (from this thing
flying around when I put him down) and I would like to maintain as much of
the skin color for as long as possible (ie ethanol frosting ain't cool).
Suggestions? Maybe I can put him down with Isopropyl alcohol and then move
him into the more permanent formalin crypt.

Is that going to burn his silky skin (the isopropyl)? I know it doesn't do
damage to scaled fishes... But I don't want to flub this one up.

I can not believe how much these things slime and poop. I've changed the
water twice now since midnight last night and the water still has a blackish
tint to it. Hoping to put him down nice n gentle tomorrow as early as
possible, so as to not border on inhumane :)

The Mighty Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:24:17 CDT