Hello everyone, First, apologies if I am posting this in the wrong section. I am not a taxidermist (and I am surprising myself to be visiting a taxidermy forum in the first place!). I found a shed antler while hiking yesterday. I found it nice and picked it up. I believe it had been out there for a while as it had black deposits on it. I have partially boiled it and I have cleaned it with a metal brush, so that it now looks pretty good. However, it is still somewhat smelly at the end where, I assume, the antler was attached to the skull (I guess that end must still have vessels inside). My question is: should I seal the end that was attached to the skull? What material should I use to do so, so as not to damage the skull / not use dangerous chemicals? Thanks a lot for your help! J.