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twatwa Senior MemberPosts: 2,245 Senior Member
I have been experimenting with some different processes to make European Mounts a little easier. I didn't use the whitening solution this time...turned out pretty nice.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,160 Senior Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,681 Senior Member
    Purty.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,260 Senior Member
    Like how the antlers kept their color
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Like how the antlers kept their color

    That is another thing I have been messing with - I wrapped them in aluminum foil this time - last ones I did I used Duct Tape......the Tape works better I believe, I had a little discoloring at the bases on these, but not bad at all.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Good hustle!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    Thanks - I "boiled" so to speak (mainly a high simmer) for 2 hrs. in a big galvanized wash pan and turkey fryer burner with dawn dish and cheer laundry detergent and got the main gunk off. Then I "boiled" for 5 hrs. with a cheapo .99c bottle of peroxide mixed in, it whitened them up nice, thus eliminating my last step of painting the the volume 40 whitening on them for 24 hrs.....much easier this way. This is a pretty nasty job anyway you cut it, but saves some outlandish taxidermy fees!
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Yeah, I've paid for Euros before. Your way seems a helluva lot cheaper if already you have the stuff ready to go. Very nice work.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Yeah, I've paid for Euros before. Your way seems a helluva lot cheaper if already you have the stuff ready to go. Very nice work.

    I always took them to a buddies house and did them, but decided to "invest" in the tools myself. A $32 turkey fryer from Academy (that I had to rig so it didn't use a timer and automatically shut off) and a $18.00 wash tub from Home Depot. The Volume 40 whitening I have used was $3.00 a bottle and the peroxide is .99 bottle. Cheap way to go for sure. I have done 4 heads on a tank and a half of propane.......my neighbors here in Overland Park love me.....NOT.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    A friend of mine has a colony of dermestid (flesh eating) beetles in an old chest freezer out in his shed and they do an amazing job on a skull with very little effort. After the beetles are done, he soaks the skulls in a bucket of dawn dishsoap and water for a while to draw all the remaining fat out of the bone and they look great without stinking up the neighborhood and having to pick all the flesh and tissue off of the skull. He bought the bugs on line and he's had the same colony for a few years now and they're not much work to maintain.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    A friend of mine has a colony of dermestid (flesh eating) beetles in an old chest freezer out in his shed and they do an amazing job on a skull with very little effort. After the beetles are done, he soaks the skulls in a bucket of dawn dishsoap and water for a while to draw all the remaining fat out of the bone and they look great without stinking up the neighborhood and having to pick all the flesh and tissue off of the skull. He bought the bugs on line and he's had the same colony for a few years now and they're not much work to maintain.

    Yeah, I wouldn't have to worry about my neighbors then, just my WIFE :yikes:
    I have read where burying them works well also.
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