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Here are a couple more pictures....ENJOY!

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Guy from last year......

By the way....I never did post my guy from last year. Here he is and his skull that I cleaned (thanks to Hotmoon, Redrider, and a number of others last year).........

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Great pics and that rug and skull turned out Awesome Yes

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What did ya use to clean the skull with. I'v boiled them before but that one looks realy white did you use peroxide or any thing.
Thanks for the reply Regards F.K.

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What did ya use to clean the skull with. I'v boiled them before but that one looks realy white did you use peroxide or any thing.
Thanks for the reply Regards F.K.

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Great Skull man great job and nice rug for sure congrats. Thumbs up

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Cleaning the skull

Thanks Atom.......it is very nice to have him hanging on the wall.....everytime I look up at him it brings back memories.

Fisher.....If you look back at some of my posts last year and the responses you'll see some different methods and get some taxidermists sites with ways as well.......I went to WalMart and bought a little single burner electric cook top....I think it was around $10-$15, I also picked up a cheap pot that was big enough to hold the skull. Then I went to a hair salon supply store and bought "Clairoxide" 40....you can only get this strength Hydrogen Peroxide in salon supply stores. Then here was what I screwed up and think my skull dryed out and cracked in a few places because of it. I boiled it the first three times for probably 5-6 hours with bleach and then the last three times for 1 hour with the peroxide. I think the best way (I'll try on my next bear) is to do a total of 6 boils. All of the boils should be for around an hour. The water/peroxide in the pot should be boiling when you put the skull in. Then the first time you put in the skull and each time between boilings you should get as much of the flesh, muscle, other material off the skull as possible before the next boil. The brain will disintegrate and come out in chunks between the 3rd and 5th boil. You have to work with little instruments in some of the nooks and crannies but it is well worth the time. After my 6th boil it was vary clean and pretty white. I then pulled as many of the teeth out as possible (once dry) and super glued them into place. Let me know if you have any other questions or something I've said is not clear.

MnKamRam

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