Originally Posted by Andrewz00
awww im sorry to hear that... ive had a few fish over the years that ive been very attached to... we always buried them in the backyard.
i highly doubt you would be able to accomplish this at home... the average temperatures need are about 1,600–1,800 °F..... and what is left over isnt actually ash... it is dried bone fragments which then need to be pulverized to create that "ash" type material. you would have to build or buy some type of brick oven.
just to clarify heat levels...
300 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit – a normal kitchen oven.
400 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit – hot enough to temper steel.
800 to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit – Metal glows red-hot.
1200 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit – Metal glows orange. You can forge and harden iron.
1800 to 2600 degrees Fahrenheit – Metal glows white-hot. You can forge and harden steel.
2600 to 3200 degrees Fahrenheit – Iron melts.