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Cleaning a Steer Skull

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Deerman, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Deerman

    Deerman Member

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    Is there much difference in cleaning a Steer Skull and a Deer Skull, any thing I should look out for, not sure I am going to take this in but I have a customer that has the head off a 1100 pound Steer and he wants me to do it, I had done many deer skull mounts. Thanks
     
  2. Not much difference other then you'll have to remove the horns before putting it in with the beetles.
     

  3. Deerman

    Deerman Member

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    no beetles would be simmering
     
  4. Jason O

    Jason O Active Member

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    very easy to do and a good money maker
     
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Would say the same except you need a bigger container. You probably will need to do one side of the horn, get that horn off and cut the bone core in half (cut the end off). Do the other side and get that horn off and cut the core too. The entire head might fit in the container that way once the horns are removed.
     
  6. CA Trapper

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    How long is it taking you guys to fully degrease a steer skull?
     
  7. skullclnr

    skullclnr Active Member

    A couple of weeks at most. Steers and buffalo you would think are bad but they really are a piece of cake.
     
  8. CA Trapper

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    I guess my issue is finding a vessel large enough to submerge the entire skull
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Rubbermaid trash cans worked for me with the horn cores cut in half.
     
  10. Bones N Beasts

    Bones N Beasts New Member

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    Ive got mine in a large tote in side of my normal degreaser working great