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porpita | Adventures in Vertebrate Biology Marine Life, Seahorse, Sea Dragon, Sea Creatures, Under The Sea, Animal Skulls, Animal Skeletons, Animal Bones, Fossils

The skull I have chosen to do is that of a pot-belly seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis). I received a specimen to use from Fish Haven a local aquarium store. Pet stores often have seahorses die in transit or when they are introduced to new tanks. The specimen was dried before I got it so I will have to use a bug box to clean the flesh away. I have put lots of wet cotton buds in the container so the maggots I am using can move freely. I decided not to remove any of the flesh before putting it…

Cheryl Sicuso