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Question by casey11. Uploaded on March 15, 2011
First off do not use bleach. It will wreck the skull.
You need to get some Hydrogen Peroxide, not the same stuff that you use for cuts,but simular. 35% to 45% and it is dangerous to use can cause burns and respitory problems. Use need to use resperator and gloves. Get a pot of boiling water and add 1 cup baking soda to it and cook the skull for 1/2 hr making sure all the meat comes off.Take a wire brush and soak and water and scrub off. let that dry. Then get some white gas,parts cleaner,brake clean or lantern gas. Nothing with an oil base to it. And soak the skull overnight. Remove and air dry. Then take a pint or so of peroxide and mix it with magnezium carbonate make a paste up.take a paint brush and cover the skull with the paste. Make sure you are wearing gloves as you don't want this stuff on you. Hang the skull over some paper outside or in your garage/shed and let it drip dry. When dry put resperator back on and gloves and brush the dried paste off. DO NOT GET ON ANTLERS it will wreck them faster then you can get this stuff off. keep away from concrete floors too it stains/bleaches out. When its all brushed off rinse in clean cold water. Dry and spray poly over it. Costs you about $45 to do it yourself. Good luck and be very careful. Actual process is WHITING not BLEACHING
well i have done put bleach in a bucket in and put the skull in the bleach
Dermestid beetles is the best way to make a European mount. It costs some money -- but the skull turns out PERFECT.
The guys below did a skull for me. They have interesting info on their site.
find your own beetles. and beds or hand pick the meat abd fiber off the skull. I boil mine in a crawfish cooker to soften tissue make its removal easier. using very long neddle nosed pliers I'll remove as much out of the critters nasal area. Drive to a high pressure car wash and use the baslting water to remove any tissue that might still be clinging
Then I'll brush on the Hydrogen Peroxide to dry. Takes me 1 -2 days.
u buried some skulls underground, make the critters do it for me.
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