Elk Euro - Sous Vide

All of the above. It’s one of the gold standards for museum archival work.

The sheep skull I found feels like it could get brittle before long. Preventing that decay my primary paraloid motivation.


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Makes sense for dinosaurs or old deadheads, but curious if it really has much benefit on a fresh “properly” cleaned skull?
 
Makes sense for dinosaurs or old deadheads, but curious if it really has much benefit on a fresh “properly” cleaned skull?
Might be overkill, sure. I have seen some posts where folks are especially concerned about sunlight and yellowing. Could help mitigate that. Doesn’t seem like too much of a pain if you treat it just as an extra step in the process.
 
What are you (or anyone) hoping to achieve by using the paraloid? Stop the skull from drying out over time? Stop it from falling apart? Keep it white over time?
I just like the way they look and feel. I think it seals the bone up so it's easier to clean, although I haven't tested that theory yet. Definitely not necessary, just one of the very many options finish a skull.
 
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