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pig skull

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by tagged out taxidermy, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. I have a pig skull that will not get white I decreased it with dawn and used 30% peroxide to whiten it.
    any suggestions?
    thanks.
     
  2. Degrease longer.
     

  3. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

    Keep degreasing. You used 30% or 30 volume to whiten??
     
  4. lizardguts

    lizardguts skull collector

    How long have you been degreasing it and at what temp? Pigs can take months, I've had some that took 5-6
     
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Pigs take months to degrease. What color is it? It might also be iron stains. Do you have a picture?
     
  6. I am useing 30% peroxide. I will post some pics but it might be iron stain. Also it seem like there are a few grease spots left. I think that I need to degrease some more. When I was degreesing i was keeping it at about 75 degrees.
     
  7. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    To degrease you need the temp at around 115 degrees. Pig fat will not even melt at 75.
     
  8. Good to know. Whats to hot 130? I guess I was trying not to separate the seems by over heating it. thanks
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Try to stay around 115. 120 is about as far as you want to go.