smelly skulls

Submitted by cartman on 4/4/05 at 5:07 PM. ( )

Hi, I was thinking about cleaning and bleaching some skulls and was wondering what the least smelliest way is to get the meat of the skull. I've heard macerateing is the smelliest and most messy. I've also heard boiling smells pretty bad too, and I'm asuming a rotting head in a bucket full of beetles doesn't smell to good either. Thankyou for any responses.


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to avoid bad smells

This response submitted by lee on 4/4/05 at 5:22 PM. ( )

use fresh skulls not rotten ones!

they don't smell in the beetles if you let them air dry fir

This response submitted by stanley on 4/4/05 at 8:58 PM. ( )


Boil them outside on the grill...

This response submitted by Craig on 4/5/05 at 12:08 AM. ( )

or over a burn barrel.

thank you

This response submitted by cartman on 4/5/05 at 3:20 PM. ( )

for the responses


better yet!

This response submitted by squeeky on 4/6/05 at 5:58 PM. ( )

if you boil them in a pot with garlic, salt, and pepper, it smells like a pot of stew.

You are not going to avoid a smell

This response submitted by Pooch on 4/11/05 at 1:25 PM. ( )

If you have a means to boil them outside do that. It will be as minimally odoriferous as you get. The other options are beetles but if you airdry them there is a chance of contamination by flies and could kill your beetle colony. Masacation is the smellies road to travel though, I dont recommend it at all!

pressure wash'em

This response submitted by Shiner Taxidermist on 4/26/05 at 6:14 AM. ( )

boil the heads in sal soda(which has a laundry detergent smell for 30 min. the use a pressure washer to clean off the meat. this has always worked well for me! good luck

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