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Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by h2orunutz, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. h2orunutz

    h2orunutz New Member

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    When cleaning a wild boar head with Beetles do you remove the tusks. Thanks you
     
  2. Never had a problem leaving them alone they will slide out after cleaning just glue back in
     
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  3. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    The tusk can stay intact. The beetles will clean them inside and out.
     
  4. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    When I was 16 I decided to try boiling a hog skull to get the remaining meat out. Used a big pot momma had and boiled it for quite a while not knowing anything about it at all just experimenting. Well the experiment came to a screeching halt when momma came home a got a whiff. Hell was raised and I had to get that blankety blank head out the house. Doors and windows were opened and it smelled in there for a spell. I got a real good tongue lashing over that one.
     
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  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Now, when you are older and have your own house, you can do stuff like this again. Somewhere I have a photo of my biggest stock pot on the kitchen stove with a Scottish Highland bull skull half in it trying to simmer it clean in sections.
     
  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Us rednecks put them in a fish cooker out on the patio, buy a case of beer, and invite over a buddy to shoot the breeze with while it's simmering. When the beer is gone, the head is done!
     
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