Is pops making you clean out the deep freezer? Or perhaps you and Shayna are catching too many swordfish these days.
Just kidding, I know you like it fresh, not frozen.
I liked Eric's suggestion though, to call Global fish Mounts. They must have some good knowledge base. Or better yet, ask Mark, the Shark. Actually he lives a few houses down from me: I'll ask him how he does his the next time I see him.
Originally Posted by Sopla2o
This may sound CrAzY, but have you considered placing the jaw on top of ant pile....
Actually, you are right on the mark, it works! I have done this before with seashells on a robust fire ant mound. None were around the house but I knew where there were fields of them. I am not sure how much ants like shark flesh though. But Ants love bird fat so if I were to think real crazy, I might be inclined to dip the jaws into a fatty chicken stock if they were not inclined to knaw off the unflavored shark meat, if you used that method.
Kenny, I am not sure how this works on shark jaws, but as I recall years ago when I was active in the Broward Shell Club, they had recommended the use of a solution of Borax (ie. 20 mule team) in the preservation of crusteaceans: hermit crabs, crawfish and larger crabs. I do not recall if this solution needed to be heated or not. Just some ideas that may get you going or perhaps get you totally confused.
Of course, we also used a solution of diluted Muriatic acid to get the remaining external marine growth off of shells after a mechanical cleaning, like Spondylus Americanus (a/k/a Spiny oysters). This was a timed operation: like in the 1 to 5 minute zone. Caution: a 5 minute soaking in straight Muriatic Acid (still a dilution of HCL) would dissolve a shell entirely.
In addition to the final acid wash (room temperature), we used specialized scraping tools to mechanically remove the big chunks of marine growth first. (I imagine that you could get these at a craft shop - clay tools.) Of course a pH neutralizing spray of water and soaking is needed.
Good luck, maybe those techniques may be applicable to your shark jaws too.