Carp Fish Printing Replica (Adult)
Fish printing, the Japanese art of Gyotaku, is an excellent way to combine science and art. Each fish replica has been cast in flexible, non-toxic plastics from real fish specimens. The casting image is raised on one side of the replica; the reverse is flat for easy handling. Simply ink the fish and roll on paper to “capture” the species as a print. When finished, replicas can be easily cleaned with soapy water. We also offer a variety of washable block inks, ink rollers, and rice paper to enhance your fish printing activities.
Carp are found in freshwater environments throughout the world and range in size from inches to giants weighing up to 100 pounds. Omnivorous feeders, they consume plants, algae, snails, worms, insect larvae, shrimp, mussels and many other organisms. The common goldfish is a member of the carp family, and their relatives, the koi, have been bred and kept as pets for centuries. Records show that carp were farmed for food in Asia as early as 400 B.C., and to this day form an important source of food in many countries. Carp grow slowly over time and have been known to live for over 100 years.
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Dimensions: 13½" L (nose to tail) x 5½" T (upper fin to lower fin)
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