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Offline lord grizzly

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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2019, 10:06:53 AM »
Why are you putting clean water in there? I macerate a bunch of skulls and the point is to have the bacteria in the water. Clean water is counteracting what your trying to do and making it take longer. Treat that think like your Ron co rotisserie . Set it and forget it

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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2019, 10:19:36 AM »
Why are you putting clean water in there? I macerate a bunch of skulls and the point is to have the bacteria in the water. Clean water is counteracting what your trying to do and making it take longer. Treat that think like your Ron co rotisserie . Set it and forget it

I agree, without heat the bacteria hasnít even began to grow yet so changing the water out is pointless

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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2019, 11:01:42 AM »
those are some nice looking skulls buglebuster...  :tup:
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2019, 12:21:02 PM »
Why are you putting clean water in there? I macerate a bunch of skulls and the point is to have the bacteria in the water. Clean water is counteracting what your trying to do and making it take longer. Treat that think like your Ron co rotisserie . Set it and forget it


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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2019, 12:33:57 PM »
Too bad you started so early. This would have been perfect for Halloween. Maybe you should stick it in the fridge to delay it for a few months. Park that bucket by the door and let the fun begin.

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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2019, 02:20:47 PM »
Why are you putting clean water in there? I macerate a bunch of skulls and the point is to have the bacteria in the water. Clean water is counteracting what your trying to do and making it take longer. Treat that think like your Ron co rotisserie . Set it and forget it


https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=maceration+skull+cleaning&view=detail&mid=D03CEF2F06C5139B6E56D03CEF2F06C5139B6E56&FORM=VIRE

Yeah I know what youíll find online. But youíll also find the opposite. I do a lot of these, think about what your trying to accomplish. Bacteria, every time you add new water and likely water from your tsp with chlorine in it your going backwards. Use water from an irrigation ditch or pond and put an aquarium heater in there. Youíll see results a lot faster

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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2019, 06:31:58 PM »
Too bad you started so early. This would have been perfect for Halloween. Maybe you should stick it in the fridge to delay it for a few months. Park that bucket by the door and let the fun begin.

Hoping to be finished by Oct. with the maceration part.
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2019, 11:40:43 AM »
Letting it perk another week before checking. No water change this week. Dog can smell it with lid on.  :chuckle:
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2019, 12:46:35 PM »
Should simmer good in this temp.
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2019, 01:28:57 PM »
Too bad you started so early. This would have been perfect for Halloween. Maybe you should stick it in the fridge to delay it for a few months. Park that bucket by the door and let the fun begin.
That would be great. When I was growing up there were many years that our  trick-or-treaters were greeted by a fresh Buckhead or two sitting on the front porch. My brother and I always hoped we would get one that last day or two of the regular season just so we could gross/scare some little kids. But if I think back on it I think we got more compliments than anything else. Probably not too many compliments coming from the smell of that maceration bucket though.

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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2019, 08:53:39 AM »
Oooh going to pop the lid today ,change water and check it out.


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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2019, 02:36:12 PM »
Three weeks whew.

Tissue coming off front. Eyes gone now.
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2019, 06:29:56 PM »
Yum. Looks good.
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2019, 07:59:47 PM »
Keep an eye out for stray teeth, you may get a few falling out in the next couple water changes. Easy to glue back in at the end. Unless you pour them down the drain.
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Re: Maceration of my 2017 bear skull, week by week
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2019, 12:15:47 PM »
Keep an eye out for stray teeth, you may get a few falling out in the next couple water changes. Easy to glue back in at the end. Unless you pour them down the drain.

i put all my skulls in a mesh bag for maceration. its pretty nasty washing the teeth out of the death goo but i don't lose any. that bottom jaw and teeth will all fall apart before its done. nylons work good too.

 


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