Practical Paleontology
December 2, 2010 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Darren Tanke has been guest blogging at Dave Hone's Archosaur Musings about his preparation of a Gorgosaurus (as seen here).

So far:
posted by brundlefly (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
O.M.G. My 3 year old is going to LOOOOVE this.

He won't let me read him anything other than dinosaur books. NONFICTION dinosaur books. Any time we aren't reading about dinosaurs we are playing dinosaurs or "paleontogolists". He loves pictures of dinosaurs and fossils but also "process" shots like preparing a fossil for shipment, cleaning them, assembling them or making clay models. One of his favorite things to do outside is find "fossils" (meaning rocks and sticks) then bringing them inside and attempting to glue them together. (He keeps asking me where we can get some PVA which is some kind of plastic varnish stuff they paint on them to seal fossils.) All his play-doh work is dinosaurs and, if his squemish older siblings would allow it, everything he watched on TV would be dinosaur fights.
posted by DU at 9:59 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Gorgosaurus... Gor Gor?
posted by FatherDagon at 10:29 AM on December 2, 2010

(DU: PVA = polyvinyl acetate. Apparently Elmer's wood glue is a PVA glue.)
posted by hattifattener at 9:11 PM on December 2, 2010

Part 12: Specimen preparation planning.
posted by zamboni at 6:01 PM on December 6, 2010

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