Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read. Ill start from the beginning. I had been interested in the prospect of taxidermy and articulation for some time. A beetle ready wolf skeleton became available for cheap through a reputable IG taxidermist. I have done tons of reading, and watched a lot of youtube tutorials. Even purchased the canine bone building book. About half say its stupid to macerate without heat and half say maceration without heat is just fine, but that it takes longer. Since I didn't have a way to heat the tub outside and I don't have an indoor place to macerate, I thought macerating a beetle ready wolf wouldn't be so bad. So, fast forward 6 months. Life hit full force, I've been on call security, working ridiculous hours since the pandemic while also trying to maintain my art commission queue. I've only been able to check the tub a handful of times, and oh, have I mentioned the yard is now over grown, spider infested and I have roommates who love to keep the windows open? Half of the people say the smell isnt so bad, and half say its just god awful. I thought, how bad could it be? I stirred the tub and gagged. I have a pretty strong stomach. My roommates... Are going to hate me, haha. I've read and dug a lot, so I thought it would be best to ask questions based on my unique situation. TLDR; I have a beetle ready wolf macerating in water for going on six months (involuntarily) in my backyard. I have neighbors ALL around me, and four roommates. I have read up, but thought it best to ask. My questions are: 1. How can I neutralize the smell when I dump? I read that trenches work, but the smell is still bad. Depending on who you ask. But the people I live with will DEFINITELY be angry if it stinks, since it's been hot lately and the windows need to stay open for circulation. I read you can pour bleach or hydrogen peroxide into the soiled water, and then dump it with no negative repercussions or stench. Is that true? For a whole wolf skeleton, not just a skull? Should I still dig a trench? 2. Does it matter if my neighbors have dogs? I would hate to dump the soiled water mixed with bleach or whatever, and have it accidentally seep into their yard and have their dogs lick it.. I don't know if this affects the ground, any plants, wildlife ect and was also curious about that as stated above. 3. If the skeleton is red or black from sitting out in nasty water for so long, how do I get it out? I have heard bleach , ammonia, peroxide. Which is the best option for a wolf skeleton? Does it matter? The black is much easier to get out. But if it's red, what is the best, least destructive way to un-stain? If nothing else, a red skeleton would look pretty metal. 4. Is there a way to heat a tub without an extension cord to an outlet? If not, I have no hope to do it properly in my current residence. 5. when pouring, I will wear gloves of course, but should I wear a layer of clothes over my regular clothes to keep them from stinking? Or a rain poncho? Does it matter? I know Ill have to take an immediate shower. I just don't want to ruin my clothes, I only have PJs and band tees and work clothes but my band tees & PJs are kinda precious to me lol. I don't want them to smell like death but as long as it comes out its fine This is my very first project and it was a bit impulsive on my part, I will admit. I saw the beetle ready wolf for a steal and couldn't pass it up. I am adventurous and want to stop making EXCUSES for not finishing what I started. Its bumming me out, I WILL make time for this if it kills me. I just need a little guidance. Thank you all!