So I finally got around to making a display shelf for my euro coyote skull and thought I would share!
What do you guys think?
look bad ass man
Ive never seen a coyote mounted like that
Thank you sir! I like the way it turned out!
What chemical / process did you use to clean it? I've tried the old "deer skull on the anthill" trick and that worked pretty well, but you had to have boiled this one in bleach.
Actually Mr Smith I spoke with a fella who does this for a living and got a few tips.
He said boiling & bleaching weakened the bones, it made them brittle. He uses the dermacide beetles & has done everything from coons to grizzlies! I let mother nature do her thing for a
couple of months. Fly larvae removed all of the meaty
substance! I soaked it in water for about 4 months.
About once a week I would pull it out & pick at it for a
bit. I would also change about 1/2 of the water each time as well,
leaving some of the algae the had formed. On a couple
of soaks I mixed in 2 T spoons of laundry soap as a
degreaser. Some teeth loosen as the gum dissolves. I
removed all of them I could as that allowed me to clean
around them easier. After I thought it was clean
enough I soaked it in hydrogen peroxide. The $.99
bottle from Walmart for about 48 hrs. I pulled it out of
the peroxide & rinsed it real good. Then I let them sun
bathe for about a few hours & I glued all the teeth back in.
Next was pics!
Wow, that's a lot of steps but apparently worth it to get a great looking mount like yours... Any experience with this? www.buckboiler.com/
It looks like a great way to boil a skull! I think boiling would be fine. I was just concerned with the bone structure and teeth. Supposedly the bones get brittle and the teeth can crack when heated.
I don't think this is as important with a deer skull but with the predator the I thought it was.
Ever body wants to pick it up and look at the teeth up close! ;)