It seems to me like dermestid beetles are the preferred way to clean skulls. I want opinions on cleaning with maceration vs. dermestid beetles. Other than the stench created by maceration, are there any reason beetles are better? I've had a beetle tank for over a year. It's been a constant up and down adventure. Sometimes they eat like crazy, other times they won't eat at all and I'm stuck with a bunch of skulls waiting to be cleaned. I can only put in one skull at a time, so as not to overwhelm them. I have to keep the tank clean, make sure they're at a proper temperature, monitor them, mist them enough but not too much ... and now my colony is infested with mealworms and it looks like I'm going to have to wipe out the whole colony and start over. Thats when I started thinking about the possibility of turning my beetle freezer into a "rot box" instead, where I can put in several buckets of water, and skulls. Using the heat lamp I have in there for the beetles, I could easily set it to 100+ degrees in there. I don't mind waiting a few weeks for skulls to macerate. Using this freezer, I could easily macerate a dozen at a time. But I want to make sure there are not ANY downsides to this. Beetle box vs. maceration box ... what do you think?