Euro mount on old head[never been skinned]
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Ringo
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« on: January 04, 2007, 04:28:52 PM »

I'm looking for suggestions on how to do a euro mount on a old head.It is over a year old and has never been skinned.What is the best way to skin it.Have not seen it yet but am sure it is very dry.Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jonny Ringo
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J Brown II
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 04:31:52 PM »

Macerate it.
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wacbravo
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 11:08:30 AM »

Maceration of mummified flesh can be a long and tedious task if you don't loosen up the flesh first. Put the skull in an ammonia solution for several days prior to maceration. The ammonia will cause the dried flesh to swell significantly, to a degree large enough that large piece can- and should- be removed by hand. When this is done, rinse the skull and then it is ready for a normal cleaning- either bugs or simmering or maceration. Maceration is probably the most efficient method for most individuals. "Stock" the maceration with solution from a previous maceration or add a small piece of fresh meat to the new maceration to jumpstart the bacterial colony and begin the enzymatic process. Macerate in a regulated temperature between 90 and 120 degrees F for greatest enzymatic activity and fastest results. Temperatures much below or above this will cause significant activity decreases of the bacteria.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 02:11:29 PM »

you can also add some rid-x to the solution to jump start the bacterial growth..

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