Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Preserves...
From: Joshua L. Wiegert (JLW-in-dune.net)
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 21:17:37 CDT
I haven't managed to attract one of those, either. :)
Seriously though -- I know hwat you mean about putting fish into formalin.
I've done it before, straight from the water to the formalin, and beyond the
fact that the fish often thrash and damage themselves, I have issues with it
being a bit inhumane. You can use a number of various drugs that'll slowly
put the fish to sleep, or-in-least anethestize it -- I'm blanking as to any
of the common trade ones right now. You can also put the fish in a large
bag or bucket of water and surround it with ice, and put it down that way
before putting into the formalin bath.
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Due to budget cuts, the light-in-the end of the tunnel has been discontinued. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ----- Original Message ----- From: "Todd Crail" <farmertodd-in-buckeye-express.com> To: <nanfa-l-in-nanfa.org> Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2004 9:56 PM Subject: NANFA-L-- Preserves...
> 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: > http://www.farmertodd.com/nanfa/zoo/01.jpg > > When I have some of these: > http://www.farmertodd.com/nanfa/zoo/02.jpg > > And we DON'T miraculously catch (and immediately release :) one of these: > http://www.farmertodd.com/nanfa/zoo/03.jpg > > That still, amazingly, had one of these: > http://www.farmertodd.com/nanfa/zoo/04.jpg (kickin' yerself now Mr Z? :) > > That I can STILL attract one of these: > http://www.farmertodd.com/nanfa/zoo/05.jpg > > 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 :) > > Todd > The Mighty Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH > It's never too late to have a happy childhood. > http://www.farmertodd.com > > /----------------------------------------------------------------------- > / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes > / Association (NANFA). Comments made on this list do not necessarily > / reflect the beliefs or goals of NANFA. For more information about NANFA, > / visit http://www.nanfa.org . Please make sure all posts to nanfa-l are > / consistent with the guidelines as per > / http://www.nanfa.org/archive/nanfa/guidelines.html. To subscribe, > / unsubscribe, or get help, visit the NANFA email list home page and > / archive-in-http://www.nanfa.org/archive/nanfa/. >
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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:24:17 CDT