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Peroxiding Beaver and Nutria teeth

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by cobweb dweller, May 24, 2015.

  1. cobweb dweller

    cobweb dweller New Member

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    I'm currently working with Beaver and Nutria skulls. Part of my process is to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten and brighten bones and teeth. Yet, their particular teeth are deep yellowish-orange colored. Should I skip using hydrogen peroxide on these..? Will using acetone to degrease them cause discoloration..? Any other suggestions..?
     
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Use the "Advanced Search". Search only "Skulls and Skeletons" and search for beaver teeth color. The answers to your questions are there.
     

  3. akvz

    akvz New Member

    The orange and gold on the teeth is part of their enamel... it's like how when you dye a skull in tea, the teeth usually don't stain with the rest of the skull, as it's a different material than just bone.
     
  4. btr

    btr Member

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    Leave the color that way!

    In my opinion, orange beaver teeth are cool looking.
     
  5. Bones N Beasts

    Bones N Beasts New Member

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    Peroxide won't change the color of the teeth your worried about.
     
  6. lokireptiles

    lokireptiles Member

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    This beaver was cleaned in 27% peroxide.

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