I'm looking for someone that will do a European skull mount for a PA buck. I live in Bucks Co. and would prefer someone within driving distance. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Bury the skull for 3 months, cover the antlers with a couple trash bags. Unearth and whiten with a peroxide/whitening solution from a beauty supply. Last one I did I buried in a decaying red oak stump and it took on some bronze color, liked it so I didn't bother whitening. Relatively easy thing to do. Don't boil. Only one I had a hard time whitening was the one I boiled.
Good idea except if a rodent finds antlers and desires some nutrients then it will gnaw on them.All the nutrients animals need to live are in antlers.Barring food of course.Antlers are vitamins to rodents.
Simmering is easy. Takes a bit of time/patience, but when done right they come out great, and you have the satisfaction of doing it yourself. The ones I do are bright white when I'm done, and are holding up great. They're even staying white, and the couple I've had done by the taxidermist are yellowing.
Skulls need to have the grease taken out of them before they are whitened. If you don't get it out, eventually it will come to the surface. It takes time do degrease a skull properly. One or two months for a deer. Longer for a bear.
I replied to your pm you sent me Beezer, def would not recommend burying them. When a skull sits in the dirt for that long the stains never come out. Also like joeyfront said skulls take time to get all the grease out so the yellowing doesn't return. Contact me if your interested thanks Mike