Re: NANFA-- need help on preserving dried fish heads

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 22 May 2001 10:12:41 -0700

At 08:28 AM 5/21/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Yes. When I was ten, I would salt down my trophy carp heads, let them dry
>in the sun, and then spray them with plastic spray. They kept for years,
>until my stepmother made me throw them out.

Thanks, Bob. I don't think I'll tell my mom about this one! I need
something thin and clear and I'll only have one chance to get it right.

Yes, Sajjad, I brought back a few items from my Baja trip-- a small
hammerhead head and a small nurse shark head. I also brought back a set of
nurse shark (I think) jaws, but they are so brittle I'm going to try to do
something with them as well to protect them.

Thanks for the polyurethane suggestions, Martin and Rob. I received
another such suggestion off-list.

Moontan, aka Dr. Demento, I don't think I'll be eating these-- they may be
tasty but I don't have to go to Mexico for fish heads!

Those of you with the dermistid suggestions-- where were you when I was a
kid and my mom told me I couldn't leave the dinner table until my food was
gone?! (Mom wasn't the greatest cook. I hope she isn't reading this...)

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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