Drum Fish Printing Replica
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.
Drum are found throughout North America in lakes and rivers, the drum is named from the drumming sound males make with their air bladders and surrounding muscle tissue. This sound often puzzles lake and river divers when they hear it for the first time. Drums can reach up to 25 pounds, with most averaging several pounds. Although thought of as a freshwater fish, drums also occasionally move through estuaries into marine environments.
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Dimensions: 9¾" L (nose to tail) x 4" T (upper fin to lower fin)
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