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Removing Watusi Horn from skull

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Northview, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. I'm looking for someone with experience in removing the horn sleeve off a Watusi. I have a skull cleaning business with beetles and have done a few watusi's in the past but have always had a heck of a time getting the horn sleeve off from the bone after the beetle work. any advice would be great. Thank You, Scott
     

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  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Use the Advanced Search and look in the titles for watusi horns. There is even a very well done tutorial. Might want to give it a look and try. Might be because after time in with the beetles, the horn cap is drying out and shrinking.
     
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  3. sgsmith

    sgsmith Member

    Put the head in warm water about 80/90 degrees, horn should slip off in a couple of days, do it befor you use the beatles , the fresher the better
     
  4. jimmyjoe

    jimmyjoe New Member

    I submerge my steer skulls in the pond for a week or two and they slide out pretty easy.