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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Washington County, PA
Re: DIY European Skull Cleaning
If you want to do it yourself, the best method I have found is macerating the skull. Simply drop the the skinned skull in a bucket of water and let mother nature do its thing. Make sure the antlers are covered so the sun can not bleach them and make sure the antlers are away from the house. (going to smell) The more meat you get off of the bone before you start the process, the better.
Process is slow during the winter months but does not take long once temperatures increase. I spray the skull off with the water hose once or twice during the process to keep the bone looking clean.
Takes less then an hour of your time, protects the skull from the stresses of boiling, keeps me from driving an hour to have my skull cleaned professionally, and keeps $80 in my pocket.
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