Anaxyrus americanus

Anaxyrus americanus

FMNH 22011

Anaxyrus americanus

Anaxyrus americanus

FMNH 22011

Anaxyrus americanus

Anaxyrus americanus

FMNH 22011

Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Needs a little bit of cleaning. I identify this as the right pes

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Before un-mounting the bones, I sketched their organization. Then the bones are ventrally labeled with archival ink. M1= metatarsal 1, MM1 = second metatarsal, D1 = distal phalange etc.

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

The mount shop gave the board a nice new coat of paint... done!

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Needs a little bit of cleaning. I identify this as the right pes

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Needs a little bit of cleaning. I identify this as the right manus

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Before un-mounting the bones, Ethan (volunteer) sketched the organization. Then the bones were labeled with archival ink. M1= metacarpal 1, MM1 = second metacarpal D1 = distal phalange etc.

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Finished product! Ethan did the hard parts.

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Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029
Alligator mississipiensis FMNH 22029

Needs a little bit of cleaning. I identify this as the right manus

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Sphenodon punctatus 197942
Sphenodon punctatus 197942

A FMNH specimen. Repair work needed.

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Sphenodon punctatus 197942
Sphenodon punctatus 197942

Forceps are balanced to brace against a piece of the gastralia while the paraloid adhesive dries. It will be left there for about 90 minutes. When removed, the glue won't be completely dry but the bond will be strong enough to support this brittle piece of the skeleton until the bond hardens. A concentration of about 60% is being used here, dabbed on each end with a pin. This way worked fine but another approach is to thin the glue to a concentration of 85-95% and administer with a paint brush.

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DSCN2924.JPG

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Sphenodon punctatus 197942
Sphenodon punctatus 197942

A FMNH specimen. Repair work needed.

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