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Redeye piranha skeleton

Complete redeye piranha skeleton (Serrasalmus rhombeus).

This specimen was originally cleaned by a talented US preparator, but had not been degreased, which can be very problematic with fish specimens.

So I had to take it apart to fit in the degreasing containers, and then it pretty much fell apart further during the process.

After gluing it back together, I mounted it on a wooden base with brass rods, with a protective acrylic cover.

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Taken on March 27, 2011