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Old 11-05-2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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Well I just shot my buck and cut the horns off. I was wondering if there is any liquid or somtin that you can soak the skull part that is still attached to the horns in to get like the meat and all that crap off? Thanks!!
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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The process you are talking about is called maceration. I just use plain water with a little Rid-X in it. It takes about 2-4 weeks depending on temp.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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Scrape all you can off then boil it. Thats if you got a big pot and can do it outside. You don't want mom slapping you upside the head.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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Default RE: What to soak the skull in?

You can use hydrogen peroxide, order those bettles that eat flesh off of the internet or do what I do......dig a hole throw it in there with the antlers sticking out of the ground, fill it back up with soil and throw a bucket over it. Come August or Setember of next year pull it out and things should be ready to go.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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hey man i'm gettin into taxidermy n this stuff is awesome n cheap!!! http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/product/01347331/ i used it on a ground hog skull n coon it took about 45 min. at best. just let it boil itfor a lil while and then the junk almost falls off i could have used a butter to take the skin off of it hpoe this helps

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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Scrape all you can off then boil it. Thats if you got a big pot and can do it outside. You don't want mom slapping you upside the head.
Exactly what he said! I boil all of my bear skullsthat i need to measure ASAPand it works great!
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:08 PM   #7
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So, u want a euro mount?
Well here is the best place to look. It shows it done the same way i do it. I have 4 euros on plaques inj my living room. Ill post the pics when i find my camera.
P.s i dont know how to make a link anyone know how?
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:40 PM   #9
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Default RE: What to soak the skull in?

My impression from what u stated is you just want to know how to get the meat and junk off the skull plate attached to the horns. Notto doa euro mount.What i do is run water on the plate than cover it in salt and let it sit for a few weeks. Dries everything up and you're set to go. Way we've been doing it for as long as I can remember.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:59 PM   #10
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You could just skin it and hang it in a tree and let the weather dry it out.

It would'nt take but a few minutes to skin what little there is off the skull plate.

I skin my skulls before I boil them and that just takes 30 minutes or so.
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