How to Preserve a Starfish?

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You can start by cleaning it in a solution of water and a very small amount of detergent, but if you start out by soaking it in alcohol, cleaning it is not necessary. You should soak it in the alcohol for two full days and lay it out in the sun to dry. Weigh down each point of the starfish so that it will stay straight. Check out this site for ways to preserve various types of beach finds! www.associatedcontent.com
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1. Starfish are easier to find when the tide is low. Line a plastic box with paper towels for collecting starfish. Do not cover the box, as this does not allow air to escape and could
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1. Make sure the starfish you find are dead already. Of the nearly 1500 species of starfish in the world, they all have one thing in common: they're slow. It can be very difficult
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try this> http:/www.seashells.org/cleaning/starfish.htm. hope it helps a little. x.
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Soak the starfish in 70% isopropyl alcohol overnight. Then let it dry out real well
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How to Preserve Starfish
Starfish or sea stars belong to the echinoderm family, which includes sea urchins and sand dollars. While beach coming, you may have the luck to find one of these beautiful creatures. While it's tempting to automatically pick one up and take it home,... More »
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To preserve a starfish you will need isopropyl alcohol. Dilute the isopropyl alcohol to 70%. Soak the starfish starfish in the alcohol overnight and then let it dry on a paper towel. If you put it in the sun it will dry faster. You might want to put weight on the legs to keep them from curling. Enjoy your newly preserved starfish.
Clean and dry the starfish. You can use mild dish washing liquid and water which is mainly water or soak in rubbing alcohol for 48 hours and let dry completely in the sun. Tie down the arms or they will curl up. Now find a cool, dry place to display your starfish.
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You can preserve a pretty starfish by soaking it in alcohol for 24 hours, then let it dry by laying it in the sun. If you do not want the legs to curl up, you ...
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