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Why Not To Use Bleach

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Great Skulls, May 18, 2020.

  1. Great Skulls

    Great Skulls Active Member

    Not to disparage something in the For Sale forum, but if any of you are interested in seeing how bleach ruins skulls, there is a good example recently posted.

    Note: you can always spot a bleached skull but the subtle but obvious flaking off of the outer layer of bone.

    This happens with chlorinated bleach. Hydrogen peroxide whitening is rarely also called "bleaching", but it does not do this.
    MaineOutdoorsman likes this.
  2. hoytarcher

    hoytarcher Member

    Can I take a guess at which one you are referring to....it is of the Feline family?

  3. Great Skulls

    Great Skulls Active Member

  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Also might have been boiled with soda but that surface damage indicates the whole thing will keep disintegrating regardless. Unless it was soaked in paraloid to preserve it but why do that to a skull to start with? I think people learn eventually but it's sad to see that one as a practice failure.