Perch (Lake) Fish Printing Replica
Lake Perch 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.
Lake perch are one of the most common species of freshwater fish found in North America. Feeding on insects, small fish and crustaceans, they average a foot in length and can weigh several pounds. Yellow perch are commonly found in fish markets and also serve as an important food source for larger fish.
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