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

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Stinky Euro
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:42:27 AM »
Got my European mount back with intentions of hanging in the house and it's pretty ripe first time i've had one done just curious if there are any tricks or tips for getting the smell out of it so it can come in the house currently hanging outside doesn't appear to be any flesh on it although it's mounted on a plaque so hard to see into the brain cavity thanks for any advice

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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
Done at a taxi?

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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 09:11:32 AM »
yea done by a taxidermist he uses the boil and pressure wash method not sure if it just needs to finish drying and will get better in time or if there is something i can do to speed up the process

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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 09:14:16 AM »
Something isn't right.  I'd be making a phone call.

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Stinky Euro
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
The boil and pressure wash method isnít really a method Iíd expect to see professional taxidermists using to do a euro mount. Did he de-grease the skull?

What taxidermist?
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 10:57:34 AM by jackelope »
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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 10:52:57 AM »
 :yeah: to the 2 above. Id suggest taling it to another taxi amd gdt it done right.
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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 10:53:42 AM »
Where are you located?
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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »
Sounds to me like they didn't get the insides of the skull completely cleaned out.  I've used maceration to clean several skulls and they usually are pretty stinky until you degrease and whiten.  I did have some issues with the antlers themselves stinking because they had absorbed some of the maceration water.  I soaked the entire skull/antlers in an oxyclean solution.  It cut the stink down and didn't hurt or discolor the antlers.  You might give that a try.  I would test a little bit on the antlers in an inconspicuous spot to make sure whatever you are using doesn't discolor (bleach) the antlers.

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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 12:46:31 PM »
You did not get a euro mount. You got a boiled skull, big difference

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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 01:36:51 PM »
thanks for the input i am taking it to another taxi shined a light inside there is still little bits of membrane in the deep creases

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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 01:48:30 PM »
Sounds like a backyard special. Wouldn't expect that from a pro
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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 05:01:33 PM »
especially when non pros do it themselves free with no problems.  :tup:
give us a pic of it while waiting to send it out to another taxi.
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Re: Stinky Euro
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 05:03:34 PM »
thanks for the input i am taking it to another taxi shined a light inside there is still little bits of membrane in the deep creases


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