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ozbrian

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I have a basic Dipllomystus dentalus from the Green River Formation, Wyoming, U.S.A. that I want to mount in my bathroom - more as an art piece than anything else. What precautions do I need to take for humidity, etc.

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Hello, you should cover the front and sides of the slab with your Diplomystus dentatus in multiple layers of varnish, otherwise this slab will take in water and eventually fall apart... 
You could also concider mounting it behind glass.

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Hello Brian and welcome to the forum. As Bert says , it will need preserving, but I would use Paraloid B72 (available from the internet, but not cheap) about 5 - 10% w/v dissolved in Acetone, allowing it to sink into the matrix and fossil. I would then make  (or buy) a suitable well sealed mount box with all joints sealed properly.
I hope this helps, but you might want to consult a local museum.

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Thanks Bert and Prep01, I managed to find some B72 and have had a quote for a sealed drop box. Looks like the cost of mounting this will exceed the cost of the fossil [smile]

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