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removing ram horns

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by brash, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. brash

    brash dying changes everything

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    what's the best way to remove ram horns, I'll be using bugs to clean.
     
  2. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Double black bag for a couple weeks.
     

  3. http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,222462.msg1569160.html#msg1569160

    Note: Hit with a hammer in the direction you want them to come off...
     
  4. RF

    RF Member

    The last set that I removed were put into a bag along with a little water. I was able to remove the horns after three days. Maybe next time I will take pictures, if I remember. :) Good luck!
     
  5. brash

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    Re: Re: removing ram horns

    can I give it to the bugs first
     
  6. RDMARTIN53

    RDMARTIN53 Active Member

    Never had one not come off using this method. 48 hours is prolly 99% for me.
     
  7. RDMARTIN53

    RDMARTIN53 Active Member

    Really depends on the value of the horns and how hot/hungry your colony is. If it were something of value like a Bighorn Sheep...rot in a bag is only way I would risk. IMO.
     
  8. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    You don't want to risk the bugs messin' up the sheaths.
    Rot'em off, clean them out and borax the inside.
     
  9. RDMARTIN53

    RDMARTIN53 Active Member

    I posted a picture of a "test antelope" in the bugs a few years ago. Overnight they had eaten from the inside and up the sheaths almost an inch. Antelope is softer horn but you get the point.