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Author Topic: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures  (Read 2937 times)

Offline MN_Whitetail

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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2010, 12:42:08 AM »
nice mounts what do u use to boil the skulls?
To be honest I used to boil about 5 years ago. Learned that boiling ruins the skulls. The proper way to do a skull if you plan on heating up water to do it is simmering. Boiling puts too much stress on the skull and may cause it to fall apart. I personally use the maceration method. After a couple of months in bacteria infested water the flesh falls right off. I'll usually simmer flesh off that is stuck. After an hour of simmering mostly all the flesh is gone and I pull out the ear canals and do some detailed flesh removal.

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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2010, 02:54:26 AM »
 @--0--0118 Those are COOOOL man, and woman. lol They look great! I hope to get one done European style this coming year.  -0078  ##$%#116
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2010, 09:30:45 AM »
@--0--0118 Those are COOOOL man, and woman. lol They look great! I hope to get one done European style this coming year.  -0078  ##$%#116
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2010, 11:22:33 AM »
nice mounts what do u use to boil the skulls?
To be honest I used to boil about 5 years ago. Learned that boiling ruins the skulls. The proper way to do a skull if you plan on heating up water to do it is simmering. Boiling puts too much stress on the skull and may cause it to fall apart. I personally use the maceration method. After a couple of months in bacteria infested water the flesh falls right off. I'll usually simmer flesh off that is stuck. After an hour of simmering mostly all the flesh is gone and I pull out the ear canals and do some detailed flesh removal.
thanks 4 the info

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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2010, 01:28:44 PM »
No problem.  ;)

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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2010, 10:08:35 PM »
Great work thanks for sharing

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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2010, 05:08:34 AM »
Some nice looking mounts there!!!! Awesome!  ##$%#11  @--0--0123
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2010, 09:39:30 AM »
I'm trying to deflesh a skull that I let dry with the skin on, (I know, bad mistake).  I put it in an ant bed, thinking that might do the trick, but after talking with puddle jumper, i've emersed it in water to try and rehydrate it. Should I leave it in there for quite a while till the bacteria can do some work on it or try to skin it fairly soon?  What do you think?
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2010, 10:03:39 AM »
While reading as soon as I saw you said dried flesh I thought put it in water. I would leave it in the water for a month or so and let the bacteria grow and eat away the flesh. I'm assuming you get decent temperatures down in AL so bacteria should be able to grow with out a heater. If all the flesh isn't gone after a month it should atleast be soft and loose. What I would do is simmer, notice I said simmer not boil, some water and put the skull in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Pull it up and see if the flesh came off. If not leave it in there for another 30 minutes. I did a skull that went through a prescribed burn and it had charred flesh and black spots and everything. It turned out like this after using my proccess.

The skull orginally looked like this.



This is the after picture.
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2010, 10:28:53 AM »
While reading as soon as I saw you said dried flesh I thought put it in water. I would leave it in the water for a month or so and let the bacteria grow and eat away the flesh. I'm assuming you get decent temperatures down in AL so bacteria should be able to grow with out a heater. If all the flesh isn't gone after a month it should atleast be soft and loose. What I would do is simmer, notice I said simmer not boil, some water and put the skull in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Pull it up and see if the flesh came off. If not leave it in there for another 30 minutes. I did a skull that went through a prescribed burn and it had charred flesh and black spots and everything. It turned out like this after using my proccess.

The skull orginally looked like this.



This is the after picture.


so you don;t think i'll have to skin it, just let it sit for a month and the bacteria will take care of the skin too?
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2010, 02:37:58 PM »
Are you talking with hair and everything still on it?

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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2010, 02:41:41 PM »
Are you talking with hair and everything still on it?
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Re: Mounts we've done *lots of pictures
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2010, 02:45:06 PM »
I would say skin it if you can. Cut off any excess flesh that you can and then put it in the water.

 

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