So, this Friday my thawed WTD head will have been in maceration for two weeks. I'm in FL and it has been around or over 90 degrees every day. About half of the goodies slid loose by day four. I picke and pulled loose what I could. On day 7, he was 100% clean (no brains, jaw clean,) EXCEPT the cartlige in nose. I changed almost all the grey sludge (probably my problem) and put it back in so the cartilage woudl hopefully find it's way out. Well, I checked yesterday and water is pretty much clear. I don't think bacteria and maggots are doing their thing. Tried pulling cartilage out and it broke.... so, it's soft, but it ain't coming out. Pour a beer in it? Heat it. I REALLY don't want to heat it. Suggestions? Once that cartilege is out, it is 100% ready for some degreasing. No doubt about it. I'm just afraid that I killed the break-down process with that water change at day 7 with a clean skull.