Classic Skull Mounts
Dakus Bones classic skull mounts are available to anglers, spear fishermen, collectors and institutions.
Osteichthyes, or bony fish, have skulls infinitely different from other members of the vertebrae-sided animal kingdom. Many unfused individual bones present a formidable preservation challenge when delivering a museum-quality articulated appearance with the maximumly realistic durability standards. Each fish embodies the natural unique characteristics of the individual. No two skulls are ever alike, even within species.
We take great pride in the creation of truly one-of-a-kind museum quality specimens that integrate detail and craftsmanship to last a lifetime. These custom creations are available to immortalize and capture the artistic beauty within fish osteology and nature itself.
We work closely with every client from the water to the cutting board to ensure complete satisfaction. Contact us for more information regarding preservation and shipping.
Try and remember not to spear, gaff or harpoon the fish in the head; if possible. Although this may only add character to your skull, it also may ruin it. Dispatch the fish in the water, again if possible. Letting the fish thrash on the deck or in a fish box will shatter its best detail. Try harpooning/gaffing/spearing the fish just behind the throat latch. Don't drag or carry it around it by its mouth, some fish will likely loose most of their teeth. Don't pick it up or drag it around by the throat, eyes or gills either.
Keep is as fresh as food and secure in ice until delivery or arrival to a freezer. It cannot decompose.
Cut the head off behind the pectoral fin straight through the body and trim the remaining fins back with scissors. Remove the organs that remain in the chest cavity. Wrap in several garbage bags & freeze solid or ice until delivery. Some smaller fish are better left whole.
Select from our collection. Please contact us directly, as inventory changes.
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