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Maceration Step by Step ... Revisited

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Wolfwoman, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. big o

    big o New Member

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    i tall you what i did it and it worked grate good Job
     
  2. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    Thanks :) I hope lots of people use this!
     

  3. Uncle Bob

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    Wolfman, thanks great help. Are the zip lock bags sealed or just full of the water and floating in the buckets? ???
     
  4. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    I close them up when I can, if you don't the water goes out and parts of the skull is exposed to air. Can leave stain lines.

    Thanks :)

    Wolfwoman
     
  5. aztaxidermy

    aztaxidermy double lungsville bang'em n hang'em

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    great job came out great
     
  6. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Wolfwoman


    *snicker* :D
     
  7. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    *sigh* I'm used to it ;D
     
  8. Uncle Bob

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    :-[ Ok ok I'm sorry Wolfwomen. Thanks again I am going to start 2 skulls today.
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    It's a standing joke Bob ;D ;D

    Post pics as you go!
     
  10. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    *snicker*

    Now they be two of you .. or maybe three Wolfwomen. :) Not sure the forum can handle more than one. :D
     
  11. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    I'm thinking ONE is enough!!! lol
     
  12. Uncle Bob

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    Yes I will.
     
  13. I saw you used ziplock bags to catch the teeth and such, great idea but wouldn't that also catch the runny oncewasflesh? is there something like a pair of nylons? or some kind of plastic netting that's spaced big enough to let the oncewasflesh ( I kinda like that word :D ) to let that through but still catch the other bones/teeth? I read somewhere you shouldn't use a metal bucket so I would assume an old screen wouldn't be a good choice.
     
  14. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    I just open the bag, take out the skull and jawbones, pour off (carefully) a bunch of the water, then a take and run clean water in it until it's clear. Stick my hand in and retrieve the teeth. There is nothing better than a ziplock for small skulls, because even nylons are going to catch rotted flesh, and if you use a screen much bigger than nylon, tiny teeth WILL go thru,
     
  15. Alrighty thanks!
     
  16. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Gross gross gross .... No, that WILL catch all manner of nastiness. Nope, plastic baggiies. I like the stronger Ziplocs as the zipper on the top is stiff enough to hold the bag out and keep it from collapsing. The gunk inside easily washes out with a gentle stream of water and leaves all nice clean bone and teeth in the bottom. :)
     
  17. hahaha ok then I'll stick with the ziplock baggies.
     
  18. DTSkulls

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    I have looked over the thread, but may have overlooked it, but do you seal your ziploc bags when macerating? I didn't know if being sealed would matter as far as the gases escaping?
     
  19. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman $90 for your fur made into trapper hat or mitts!

    I seal them when I can, some skulls are too big sometimes. As long as you can get them to float upright they don't have to be sealed.
     
  20. BabyGirl

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    What do you use to degrease the skulls