It's a strange request, and likely you had a tough time finding the answer on how to preserve a scorpion on search engines; not many people have such unusual hobbies. However, we have the solution, and it is a lot easier than you probably first imagined. In this article you will discover the supplies you will need in order to preserve a scorpion, and the instructions on how to do it.
Supplies needed to preserve a scorpion:
- Clear epoxy. Clear epoxy can be found in just about any hardware store. You can also find it online in small jars, or for sale in bulk. It's a bit pricey so shop around before just laying out your cash.
- A mold. Any mold will do. If you want to place your scorpion into a cube shaped sculpture, find a square mold. There are many shapes out there that you can work with. If you don't want to invest any money in a mold, you can use items you have at home as well, such as garbage bins, ice cube trays, and whatever else you don't mind using.
- A mask, or open air environment when working.
Method to preserve a scorpion:
Mix your epoxy. The epoxy most likely will come with A and B labeled containers. A and B get mixed in together, but not immediately. You must follow the directions on the particular epoxy you purchased about how much to use and how long to mix them.
- Pour epoxy into the mold. Once you have them mixed slowly pour the epoxy into your mold.
- Add the scorpion. Once the epoxy is in the mold, slowly add your dead scorpion to the mix.
- Allow the mix to cure, and do not touch it or disturb it. If possible leave the mix in a nearby cool temperature room until it is fully cured.
- Enjoy your odd new preserved scorpion sculpture.