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Bear skull
« on: August 06, 2017, 04:18:05 PM »
Shot a bear opening morning and would like to get the skull cleaned and whitened. Also need to get one redone from 2010 yellow grease is starting to show.  Who on the west side does these? Thanks

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 04:59:38 PM »
No need to pay anyone. I did this last year and it worked out great. Pretty fun too.


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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 05:03:39 PM »
Pm me. I'm in Yakima tho.

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 05:13:09 PM »
I got a beetle colony and could clean. I would leave the degreasing to you though..

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 07:17:28 PM »
I'm sorry but have to reply to this...the way that he is degreasing is not effecient, especially for a bear skull. I have done this method years ago on a few skulls and it will pull SOME of the grease out and the skull will get nice and white and look beautiful, at first. Give that skull two or more months and the grease that is in behind the bones, particularly in the back of the skull and mandible (jaw) joints will leach grease, turn yellow, and stink. I degrease for two months at 100 degrees and soak in acetone for 12-24 hours during the end of the process and some skulls take even longer if grease appears, all before the whitening process. I'm not commenting to get business or say I'm against someone doing it themselves as I have no problem telling people, and have, how to degrease but I guarantee that skull will turn yellow after a few months. Plus, pressure washing that skull after boiling destroys all the fine filament bones in the nasal passages indicative of beautiful European mount.
Anyway....totally my opinion here and hope I didn't offend anyone, but I've done that process before and never again. Bugs or maceration and proper degreasing are the ticket...again, my opinion. If you want to attempt it yourself shoot me a pm and I have no problem telling my methods.
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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 09:18:03 PM »
I'm sorry but have to reply to this...the way that he is degreasing is not effecient, especially for a bear skull. I have done this method years ago on a few skulls and it will pull SOME of the grease out and the skull will get nice and white and look beautiful, at first. Give that skull two or more months and the grease that is in behind the bones, particularly in the back of the skull and mandible (jaw) joints will leach grease, turn yellow, and stink. I degrease for two months at 100 degrees and soak in acetone for 12-24 hours during the end of the process and some skulls take even longer if grease appears, all before the whitening process. I'm not commenting to get business or say I'm against someone doing it themselves as I have no problem telling people, and have, how to degrease but I guarantee that skull will turn yellow after a few months. Plus, pressure washing that skull after boiling destroys all the fine filament bones in the nasal passages indicative of beautiful European mount.
Anyway....totally my opinion here and hope I didn't offend anyone, but I've done that process before and never again. Bugs or maceration and proper degreasing are the ticket...again, my opinion. If you want to attempt it yourself shoot me a pm and I have no problem telling you how.
I agree. He sure is popular for not degreasing his skulls at all. You can't hardly call what he does degreasing. Not to mention how boiling bear skulls cracks their teeth.

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 09:48:35 PM »
I'm sorry but have to reply to this...the way that he is degreasing is not effecient, especially for a bear skull. I have done this method years ago on a few skulls and it will pull SOME of the grease out and the skull will get nice and white and look beautiful, at first. Give that skull two or more months and the grease that is in behind the bones, particularly in the back of the skull and mandible (jaw) joints will leach grease, turn yellow, and stink. I degrease for two months at 100 degrees and soak in acetone for 12-24 hours during the end of the process and some skulls take even longer if grease appears, all before the whitening process. I'm not commenting to get business or say I'm against someone doing it themselves as I have no problem telling people, and have, how to degrease but I guarantee that skull will turn yellow after a few months. Plus, pressure washing that skull after boiling destroys all the fine filament bones in the nasal passages indicative of beautiful European mount.
Anyway....totally my opinion here and hope I didn't offend anyone, but I've done that process before and never again. Bugs or maceration and proper degreasing are the ticket...again, my opinion. If you want to attempt it yourself shoot me a pm and I have no problem telling you how.

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 10:04:18 PM »
Thanks blackriver taxidermy we were messaging on face book talk to you soon.

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 10:11:19 PM »
Congrats on the bear Duckman.
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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 06:13:13 PM »
No I didn't get any pics. I knew it was going to get really hot Tuesday so I just boned it out and got out of there plus I was by myself.  Nothing special 120 to 140 pounder with a really rubbed coat.

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 06:37:45 PM »
I'm sorry but have to reply to this...the way that he is degreasing is not effecient, especially for a bear skull. I have done this method years ago on a few skulls and it will pull SOME of the grease out and the skull will get nice and white and look beautiful, at first. Give that skull two or more months and the grease that is in behind the bones, particularly in the back of the skull and mandible (jaw) joints will leach grease, turn yellow, and stink. I degrease for two months at 100 degrees and soak in acetone for 12-24 hours during the end of the process and some skulls take even longer if grease appears, all before the whitening process. I'm not commenting to get business or say I'm against someone doing it themselves as I have no problem telling people, and have, how to degrease but I guarantee that skull will turn yellow after a few months. Plus, pressure washing that skull after boiling destroys all the fine filament bones in the nasal passages indicative of beautiful European mount.
Anyway....totally my opinion here and hope I didn't offend anyone, but I've done that process before and never again. Bugs or maceration and proper degreasing are the ticket...again, my opinion. If you want to attempt it yourself shoot me a pm and I have no problem telling you how.
way cool for giving good advice and trying to help people out...BTW i have a bear hide with skull that has been in my freezer for about 8 years...just haven't had the gumption to do anything with it...can i still get the skull whitened ?
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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 07:32:40 PM »


I'm sorry but have to reply to this...the way that he is degreasing is not effecient, especially for a bear skull. I have done this method years ago on a few skulls and it will pull SOME of the grease out and the skull will get nice and white and look beautiful, at first. Give that skull two or more months and the grease that is in behind the bones, particularly in the back of the skull and mandible (jaw) joints will leach grease, turn yellow, and stink. I degrease for two months at 100 degrees and soak in acetone for 12-24 hours during the end of the process and some skulls take even longer if grease appears, all before the whitening process. I'm not commenting to get business or say I'm against someone doing it themselves as I have no problem telling people, and have, how to degrease but I guarantee that skull will turn yellow after a few months. Plus, pressure washing that skull after boiling destroys all the fine filament bones in the nasal passages indicative of beautiful European mount.
Anyway....totally my opinion here and hope I didn't offend anyone, but I've done that process before and never again. Bugs or maceration and proper degreasing are the ticket...again, my opinion. If you want to attempt it yourself shoot me a pm and I have no problem telling you how.
way cool for giving good advice and trying to help people out...BTW i have a bear hide with skull that has been in my freezer for about 8 years...just haven't had the gumption to do anything with it...can i still get the skull whitened ?
Yes I did a bear that had been in the freezer since the 80's

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 07:18:08 AM »
I got a beetle colony and could clean. I would leave the degreasing to you though..

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 08:20:45 AM »
No I didn't get any pics. I knew it was going to get really hot Tuesday so I just boned it out and got out of there plus I was by myself.  Nothing special 120 to 140 pounder with a really rubbed coat.

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Re: Bear skull
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 09:00:38 AM »
you can bleach yourself using peroxide. The peroxide needs to be the strong type purchased from a hairdresser.

 

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