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#6631736 - 01/13/17 10:01 PM taxidermy question
JimRitcholds481 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/15
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I have a large boar head that i have buried to let the decomposers decompose. How long do i leave it underground if I'm wanted most of the flesh to be dissolved? When i remove it, what are the next steps i should take to prepare it and bleach it for a euro style mount? The more info and details y'all can give me the better as I'm pretty much in the dark in this area.

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#6631751 - 01/13/17 10:08 PM Re: taxidermy question [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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#6641526 - 01/20/17 01:11 PM Re: taxidermy question [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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It may take a year or more to decompose. The best way to de-flesh it is to boil or use beetles. Then use peroxide to whiten the bone. You need to get the strong stuff from a beauty supply shop. The peroxide you get at the drug store is too weak.

As mustafa said look for youtube vids.
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#6641772 - 01/20/17 04:07 PM Re: taxidermy question [Re: JimRitcholds481]
Classic Rocks Offline
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If you aint in a hurry just soak it under water.

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#6641850 - 01/20/17 05:02 PM Re: taxidermy question [Re: JimRitcholds481]
Wytex Offline
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Boil it with some dawn then 40 volume peroxide soak for a couple of days.

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#6669654 - 02/10/17 01:43 PM Re: taxidermy question [Re: JimRitcholds481]
JimRitcholds481 Offline
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thank y'all for the info, its been underground for a month, going to give it a couple more weeks, then run a boil and wash. going to hydrodip it after its all clean.

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