Submitted by losing-it-quickly on 03/14/2004 at 12:04. ( )

hey yall i dont have a dermestid beetle provider now any money lol and i was wondering could i just like put the skull out in a bucket and let the flies and maggots cover it and get the same results or will they work ?

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This response submitted by losing-it-quickly on 03/14/2004 at 12:42. ( )

yea i meant now any money


This response submitted by Raven on 03/14/2004 at 13:28. ( )

Maggots work nicely but to get them you need flies. To get flies you need warm weather. When you have warm weather, you also have dermestids. So why not just capture some dermestids? Look at Kristys post near yours in the 'recent' submissions - I briefly described how to get them.

Fly larvae are messy eaters however and you can get some slight discolouration of the bone as well as having smaller bones moved around on you.

Easier to obtain than bugs is water, and the maceration process yields equal or superior results than demrestid use. Look up 'maceration' in the archives and think about trying that process.

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