What an avid angler probably accumulatedTheir fishing tales about "this is such a fish." If you have a truly large specimen in your hands, you can leave a good memory for a good catch for a long time.
The effigy of a pike head with a gaping mouth hanging on the wall next to other memorabilia looks spectacular.
You will need
- - Large pike-
- - Scalpel and knife-
- - Tweezers-
- - Water-
- - Sol-
- - Toothbrush-
- - Sponge-
- - Gauze-
- - Sheet of plywood-
- - Pins-
- - Wooden sticks and stub-
- - Paper for printing-
- - Artificial eyes (organic glass, beads, buttons or others) -
- - Nitrolac-
- - Wooden stand and decor if desired-
- - Screw or glue.
Cut the fish head about 2 cm behind the gill covers. To make Scarecrow Pike, must be carefully scraped out of the headAll meat. It is convenient to operate with a scalpel. Do not forget to scrape behind the gills and remove the eyes of the fish with tweezers. Your task - to leave the skin intact and safe.
Prepare an aqueous solution of salt, taking both in equal parts. Immerse the pike head in the salt liquid so that it is completely recessed. Future Scarecrow Pike will be greased about a week to a crescent (depending on the size of the fish) in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
Rinse the mummified pike head from the salt as carefully as possible in cold running water. Remove all the mucus formed between the fish's teeth with a toothbrush - so you will not get injured.
Make wooden rod-spacers and carefully place them in the pike mouth so that it "threatens" revealed. You will only remove them in about eight days. Hammer Scarecrow Pikes with lumps of paper, giving it the right shape. It is also good to insert a wooden cover at the back for a better fixation of the souvenir. Put your head on the plywood sheet and straighten the fins on both sides, fastening them with pins.
Dry Scarecrow Pike in the sun for at least 10 days top of the mouth,Covering it with gauze. When salt begins to appear on the surface of the head, remove it with a wet sponge. Rinse and dry the fish souvenir until the salty inclusions are finally removed.
Make an eye for a mummified pike head. Naturally looking circles of plexiglas with "pupils" of black paint. You can also use beads or eyes from soft toys.
Finally, set the mummy of the pike on a beautifulA wooden stand and cover it with nitrocellulose in several layers. It is convenient to work with a sponge. If a stub is installed, the fish head can be fixed to the stand with a screw and hung on the wall, you can also glue the souvenir with glue. Decorate the pedestal to your liking: straw, pebbles, shells, curled line, spoon-bait and other suitable materials.