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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use fresh skulls not rotten ones!
or over a burn barrel.
for the responses
if you boil them in a pot with garlic, salt, and pepper, it smells like a pot of stew.
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!
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