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Old 12-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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I am doing my first European and I have simmered my deer skull and now there is still cartilage in nasal cavity. Do I remove all cartilage from nasal cavity? Do I remove from front (Snout end)?

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Old 12-15-2015, 05:04 PM
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I am doing my first European and I have simmered my deer skull and now there is still cartilage in nasal cavity. Do I remove all cartilage from nasal cavity? Do I remove from front (Snout end)?

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Keep simmering it with some dish soap in the water for quite a while until ALL the soft tissue inside the brain cavity and nasal areas come out. The dish soap will help degrease the bone and loosen the soft tissues that need to come off. I had to go up in the nasal cavity with some small pliers to pull some of the loose stuff out that you can easily tell is cartilage and not bone that will be whitened in that final process after you get it all cleaned off. I just finished this mulie a week or two ago that I killed out in Wyoming in late September and think it turned out nice for the first euro I've ever done.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:16 PM
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Nice job I like it. Did you use the volume 40 lightener to bleach it?
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:12 PM
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Nice job I like it. Did you use the volume 40 lightener to bleach it?


Thanks! Yes; that volume 40 liquid was mixed with a powder bleaching agent in the kit to make a paste about the consistency of mayo, was brushed on and left on the skull for a little over 24 hours and then was brushed and rinsed off with water.
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:25 AM
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nice thank you for your help and merry Christmas.
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:51 PM
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nice thank you for your help and merry Christmas.
No problem and back at ya!
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