I have a Llama that I am working on. Thought I would post a few progress pictures. I did not take initial pictures of the head. It was a fresh, skinned, head of a llama with part of the neck still attached. I removed the eyes and tongue and not much of the other flesh. I did not remove the brain. It was getting dark and I didn't have time. It was put in a maceration set up and I walked away. 4 days later, I poured off the bloody water and refilled the bucket. It smelled pretty bad already and was floating. I can't think of any real reason for pouring off the bloody water. It was just something I did. One week later the result is below. This was done without doing anything or touching it in any way. Only heating the water to 85 degrees. Most of the flesh is gone as well as the brain. These are high res pictures but you have to *right click* on them to view the bigger size. You can see that it is pretty clean with the exception of some bits still stuck on the back of the skull. Hyoid bones are still there but I will discard those. A bonus is that I have the Atlas vertebrae. I'm not taking the time to scrub it as I have too much going on right now. Skull goes back in the bucket with the heater. I cover it. Lost the lid. The pan works. Covering also helps to keep things that want to float down under the waters surface. To keep down the odor, I now cover the bucket and heater setup with a trash can and seal it along the bottom with dirt. I have neighbors and there is no smell at all this way. Only when I uncover something and pour a bucket out into the ground is there any smell. That is rapidly dispersed when I cover the holes. I'll go back and poke at this in another week. It should be 100% by then. WEEK 2 Went back out and uncovered the affair and hosed everything off. All the bits are gone. Even the tough stuff that is packed in the nooks and crannies in the back. No loss of any teeth. They are all there. Very worn teeth on this critter and the fighting teeth have edges like blades. Rather impressive and I would not want those turned on me. Ready now for degreasing. Sitting now in straight 10% ammonia that I drained from a different bucket.