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Mummified Skull

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Tnrandy, May 21, 2021.

  1. Tnrandy

    Tnrandy Active Member

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    Haven't had one this bad yet. Guy said it's been sitting in his garage for about 4 years. Told him I'd see what I could do, but no guarantee on how white it'd be. We discussed just letting it stay rustic. I plan to drop it in the maceration tank and see how it comes out.
     

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  2. Have done some Barbados Rams that were very similar to that. They turned out very nice.
     
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  3. Mandi

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    I did one too and it came out great.
     
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  4. Ryan Watson

    Ryan Watson New Member

    How's the process going?
     
  5. Tnrandy

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    It's looking pretty good, I've got it in peroxide and should have it out in the next day or two. It actually cleaned up a lot better than I thought. I'll post pics in a couple days.
     
  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Those things are sometimes difficult to whiten. The fats leeches into the skull and binds to the bone matrix. Maceration was certainly the rout to take with that one! Hope it finishes well.
     
  7. Tnrandy

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    Took it out of the peroxide yesterday...looks pretty good, a couple spots around the eye sockets, but overall pretty happy with it considering what I started with. Still going to work on it a little before I'm finished.
     

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  8. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Positively need before and afters of that one. Looking remarkably better so far.