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140 too hot to degrease

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by drwalleye, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. drwalleye

    drwalleye Member

    I have a bucket heater in a 96 quart. cooler attatched to a thermostat set for 121 deg for some reason I took another thermoitor and checked the temp last night and it read 140 deg. is this too hot? will it cause damage? or is it best to get it down to as close to 120 as I can thanks. im degreasing deer and a few coyotes
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Yes, and yes. 120 is the highest it should be. That would be for deer. 115 is all you need for bears and most other carnivores.

  3. Rob

    Rob Member

    Degreased a deer skull last year in 150 degrees and the skull got so brittle that it fell apart. Did some research and since then I have my water between 115-125 degrees and have had no problem with any skulls since.