degreasing fish skeletons

Scott Schaefer schaefer at AMNH.ORG
Thu Oct 31 11:50:38 CST 1996

To the bone folks,

AMNH has been using trichloroethylene to de-grease fish skeletons. It
has worked very well with little detrimental effect on the specimens,
however, is now becoming hard to obtain and quite costly.

Can anyone recommend an alternative chemical?

Scott A. Schaefer                                schaefer at
Associate Curator
Dept. of Ichthyology                           voice: 212-769-5652
American Museum of Natural History             fax:   212-769-5642
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192 U.S.A.

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