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    I need a step by step on stripping a hog head. What I need is the process up to the beauty salon peroxide bleach out. Not sure what steps i need to de fat the skull before that. I want to get it obama teeth white.

    Whats supplies are needed? I prefer home taxy stuff. Nothing off Van Dykes.

    Any help?


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    35Remington

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    Why even have a forum? Just google it all!


    Forums are great for asking people's opinions, especially when you've come to know a few of them or have seen how they operate and wish to do likewise. Also great for shooting the bullshit.

    You, on the other hand, asked for a detailed, step-by-step, process. Look at the answers you've gotten. Not on point.

    In addition to not being detailed, many of the answers you've gotten are either dead wrong or impractical. Boiling it will basically ruin whatever pot you use, not to mention smell absolutely vile. Pressure washing it will likely break or destroy the teeth and sensitive bones around the nasal cavity. Burying it deep in your backyard for two months will do almost nothing, especially in this weather. Ants will get the big stuff but leave behind plenty, leaving you with a darkened, oil-stained, sun-baked skull. The above comes from past experience.

    If you have private land with water on it, the absolute easiest way to get a wonderfully clean mount is to run a rope down the eye-socket and into the cheek, and toss the skull in the lake. Water will soften the bones, allowing fish and aquatic invertebrates will clean it much faster, and much more thoroughly, than any land animal besides those cultivated specifically for this purpose. Again, personal experience.

    However, you're posting here, so I'm willing to bet you're a city slicker trying to do this in your backyard. That's fine, too. The best economical backyard solution that I've found to give good results is to get a 5-gallon bucket with a lid. First, get the major parts off if you can. Lips, tongue, throat cavity, eye balls; the more work you do here, the less the bugs will have to do. Put the head inside, and fill the bucket with water. Take the bucket as far from the house as you can, and leave it uncovered for a few days. Flying insects whose larvae feed on flesh will have stopped by and provided you with a natural army of cleaners. At this point, I usually put the lid back on. The larvae don't seem to mind, and this keeps evaporation down. Once a week, completely empty the bucket, gently hit the skull with a spray from the garden hose, pick up any loose teeth, and refill. Repeat until the skin and tissue are dissolved and gone. I have seen this take as few as 4 weeks and as many as 24, depending on temperature, size of hog, cleanliness of original skull, and other factors. At this point, you can do the peroxide business. I don't mess with that stuff.

    That was a long-ass response. I didn't have time to type it from my phone today at 2pm, so I told you to check Google. It would have revealed much of the same. I do hope this helps, though, and be sure to keep us updated. Everybody likes pictures.
     
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    Vaquero

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    ^^ I'll tell my buddy the professional taxidermist that he's doing it wrong. Sheesh!
     
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