I have been thinking of doing a Euro mount and there seems a lot of ways to get the scull cleaning done. I came across this video of Dermestid beetles cleaning the scull. It's pretty wild.
YouTube - Scott Esker Buck
Best way I've found to do it is have a taxidermist do it....grins, nasty job....
Dig a hole stick the head in it with rack above ground and let the maggots do the work. Just make sure no squirrels get to it. I have a buddy that does it all the time and it clean and easy. Not sure if you use some sort of bleach mixture afterwords to whiten up the skull.
One horse had a good post on this a while back. He used to be a taxidermist ofr like 20 years or so i think. Hold on lemme do some forum digging...
dont bury it in the ground take a good piece of wire and tie the skull aboe ground to a tree.the bugs will do the job in 4-7 months .or you can boil the skull in a pot ,outside it stinks.make sure the antlers arent in the water wrap in foil if you have to .after 1, 1/2 hrs THIS IS THE GROSS PART .LITTLE KIDS LEAVE THE ROOM .you have to scoop out the eyes then all the skin,meat and if that wasnt nasty enough you have to get all the brains out of the skull.I use a old coat hanger.Then boil some more ,clean any more meat,brain ,etc then let dry .take regular peroxide and soak a rag and wrap the skull .leave in sun.unwrap let dry sand paper any discolored spots then spray with Krylon clear coat. your done
Joel, appreciate the post I think I am gonna stick with the stake it to the ground and let the bugs take care of it, fortunately I live in the country and the neighbors won't care.
IDLY,(what a handle) thanks for the thread post I must have been out hunting when that one went around. One horse has definatly got it going on.
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