Bleech a Skull??

Submitted by Mike Harris on 2/18/1999. ( )

Found a Javelina skull on recent quail hunt. Brought it home and my 5 year old daughter want's to donate to her science center @ school. Still has some flesh and junk on it ; would like to clean it up prior to donation. Help!

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This response submitted by Bill on 2/19/1999. ( )

We have hit this one often, I think you'll get a good explaination under "mammals", look for raccoon skull, and check mammals and beginners. Its in those categories A LOT! Good luck!

A wealth of information awaits you...

This response submitted by Ken Edwards on 2/19/1999. ( )

This might be a good time to try out a little experiment I have been working on. I have created a page with links to all of the messages about skull preservation and European mounts which are contained in many different categories. I plan to do this on several subjects as time permits, but I thought I would try this one to see what kind of feedback I get before determining the final format.

Follow this link to the archives of Frequently Asked Questions about Eupopean Mounts and Skull Cleaning.

mondo COOL!!!

This response submitted by perry on 2/19/1999. ( )


way to go.. the FAQ idea is great, and bill won't have to tell anyone
to scroll, he can just type FAQ.

Bleach a skull ?

This response submitted by Jack Davis on 2/19/1999. ( )

I have a friend that bleaches skulls.. He just puts them in a large pot, cover it with water and adds bleach . I suggest you have a well venelated area, it does put off some fumes..then just boil it for half an hour or so ( depends on how much matter is still on it ) they turn out pearl white....sometimes the teeth do come out .no problem if you have a hot glue gun....On deer .I suggest to use only salt and water because bleach will discolor the antlers to wherever the water level is .


This response submitted by Bob C on 2/20/1999. ( ******** )

Ken, I can't believe there were that many questions asked about skull cleaning. Thats unbelievable. No wonder we get tired of answering the same question time and time again !!!!! GREAT IDEA !!!!!! Bob C


This response submitted by Janie on 3/2/1999. ( )

first boil in sodium carbonate this will clean meat off then i've used bleach but i,ve been told perioxide works better

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