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06-24-2013 01:47 PM
jester56 Wow! It is definitely unique!
06-11-2013 09:55 PM
Betta132 I'm actually going to use the skull in a vivarium, but I may put something else in there in the future. I have someone keeping an eye out for a pig skull for me...
06-11-2013 09:25 PM
lochaber I don't know, I'm certain it would take a bit more work, but I'm pretty sure you could manage to epoxy coat something as big as a horse skull.

The easiest that I can think of (but will involve quite a bit of waste), is to mix up a decent amount (hopefully with a longer then typical pot time), and actually pour it into the cranial cavity, and roll it around, and let it drain out, do the same with the nasal/sinus, inner ear cavities, teeth, etc., and then use what's left to brush on the outside.

Or, you know, you could just put it in, and stick in hardy stuff that won't be bothered by pH/hardness.
06-11-2013 03:58 AM
Betta132 I can't epoxy coat the skull because there are all these hollows, tunnels, and nerve cavities, plus a giant area full of thin bone plates in the nasal cavity. Shame, that would have been incredible... Well, it might make a good base for when I eventualy redesign my dart frog habitat.
You could coat a fish fossil in clear epoxy to seal it...
06-10-2013 09:46 PM
Jahn i wondered what a fish fossil would look like in a tank, but worried about the effect on the water. but a resin covered skeleton? next level stuff!
06-10-2013 09:43 PM
lochaber nice job.

as to the horse skull, why not just try coating that with epoxy as well?
06-10-2013 05:53 PM
nightshadebel LOL that is soooo awesome!
06-10-2013 04:50 PM
dlj76 I think I have something new to hunt for, a nice set of bones for a tank, would be awesome to see fish swimming in and out of the skull and ribs. If the neighbors dog barks one more time.....j/k.

06-10-2013 03:53 AM
HybridHerp I think you need to grow fissdens on it :P

cool idea man
06-10-2013 03:06 AM
scotty b that looks very cool ads a natural look to the tank also
06-10-2013 01:44 AM
Originally Posted by Betta132 View Post
@longgonedaddy, you can tell your wife that the squirrel died of natural causes, I just picked it up later.
I don't think it would make a difference to her if the squirrel made out a will that stated you do this with his skeleton.
06-09-2013 06:12 PM
Betta132 @longgonedaddy, you can tell your wife that the squirrel died of natural causes, I just picked it up later.
Thanks everyone! I was considering putting a horse skull in my tank, but decided against it because it would probably alter the water chemestry too much.
06-09-2013 02:34 PM
Aquatic Delight okay thats really cool!
06-09-2013 01:54 PM
LBathory I did something similar in a piranha tank once with a coyote skull. Once the moss grows in, it looks very dramatic.
06-09-2013 01:39 PM
Jonny Haha both creepy and awesome!
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