Cedar River Taxidermy, That Final Compliment Quality Skull Cleaning and European Mounts using Dermisted Beetles

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Offline lokidog

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Re: Where will just clean a skull?
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2017, 09:11:42 PM »
You will ALWAYS get best results with a controlled environment and beetles.

Having said that, I've pretty much always skinned my skulls, then put them in a mostly tight grocery bag and left them somewhere outside for the winter.  Make sure to tie the antlers to something or hang them so critters cannot drag them off.

I usually end up leaving mine out too long and the antlers bleach and the skulls are hard to get really white though.

If I had one that I wanted to display forever, I would pay to have it done, and done without boiling.  An elk I had done was boiled and has few nasal bones, a deer I had done, got bumped and basically exploded from being so brittle.   :twocents:

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Re: Where will just clean a skull?
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 02:47:24 PM »
I just did this one the “redneck” way and it isn’t brittle and I think it looks great.