Graeme said:But after its soaked in formalin, will it not be practically indestructable??
That was my understanding of the stuff. Once you get that nasty stuff right through a specimen, it turns to the consistency of leather.
It can get very.................crumbly! We have a squid specimen that has been sitting in formalin since 1953 and its looking very sorry now. Prob is that it's in a container we can't breach to change the chemicals and it's too badly damaged now to really make it worthwhile So we'll need to prep another!