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I want to do a european mount. I don't want to do the boiling because I don't think my stomach or my neighbours could handle the smell. I have heard a few alternatives that I have never tried but sound like they may be worth a try. Reviews also say n

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  • IanS
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    I’ve heard of doing that very thing. 2 things keep me from trying it.

    1. I don’t want to damage the skull with too much pressure. Maggots are very gentle on the bones so the only damage is from the cracking that happens as they dry.

    2. I have a pressure washer but the 2 places I’d use it are my back yard which backs a school yard or my front driveway. Either way someone is going to be upset about something that is really none of their business!

    So I’ll stick with the deep freeze full of maggots out at my buddies acerage.

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  • jhjimbo
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    I have not done one but wondering if a power washer would speed the process?

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  • IanS
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    Lower than I started out at but easier to lower price than to increase it.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by IanS View Post
    Sold my last bison skull today!
    Did they do as well as you hoped? (not looking for a number!)
    We woke up to 52° and a 12mph north wind this morning! 😳
    If diesel prices weren't outta sight, I'd head back to south Texas! LOL!

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  • IanS
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    Sold my last bison skull today!

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  • FirstBubba
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    No sweat. South Texas has been pretty chilly this winter. No big freezes but lots of days in the 40's.
    So you haven't missed out on much!

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  • IanS
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    Sold 2 bison heads so far!

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  • FirstBubba
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    Well, that's something. Maybe word of mouth will get out and help you.
    Good luck!

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  • IanS
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    Well the upside is that the financial investment is pretty low. It’s the hours of disgusting work that worth the high price. Even if I do have to sell for much less than I was hoping to I’ll absolutely cover my expenses and make a profit.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by IanS View Post
    Haven’t sold any yet. Kinda disappointed in that but may take some time. I’m sure they’ll sell eventually but I was expecting them to be gone by now.
    Bummer! Hope it all turns around for you.

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  • IanS
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    Haven’t sold any yet. Kinda disappointed in that but may take some time. I’m sure they’ll sell eventually but I was expecting them to be gone by now.

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  • FirstBubba
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    BTW Ian, how are the skull sales doing?
    Making any progress for a southern migration?
    How about getting across the US/Can border?

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  • IanS
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    With maggots they were smelly when I first pulled them out of the barrel but a wash with soapy water was enough to get rid of that.

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  • FirstBubba
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    As I stated (I think?) earlier, the one time I used beetles to clean bones, the bones were vile smelling when I got them back.
    I still had to boil the wing bones in soapy water to get rid of the odor and grease.

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  • IanS
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    Could I guess but the conversation I’ve had on this one is something I don’t want to give up!

    Yes I agree, I am not the first to use a freezer, I’m just glad I found one I can use. It’s definitely big enough.

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