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Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Randy, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    I just started macerating skulls. I cleaned the remaining bits of flesh off the skulls. I had to do it in the shop and WOW what a smell. I assume the smell will go away after they dry? Need some smelly advice.

    I do like the way they clean up.

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  2. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    Yes, the smell will go away, I only done one that way years ago. I use Lysol as a final soak.
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  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Go to Ace Hardware and buy some of their Janitorial Ammonia. Pour a quart in 5 gallons of water, and soak skull and antlers for a day or so. Remove, rinse, and place in sunlight. If there is still and aroma, repeat the process. Keep a lid on the container the solution is in. The ammonia will volatilize if it's not sealed. You sould be able to treat several skulls before refreshing the solution.
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  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Can't think of a smell that is any worse. When all is said and done the specimen will be clean and as sterile as you can get .. and odor (and bug) free.
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