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Old 12-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #151
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Lol negative... Shed be mighty upset!

She thinks the shed is for storage... I think it's for stinky projects... 50/50 with no tie breaker set...

I hope all this stuff we have in there is trash like i think it is... Or those rubber maid containers hold up... Otherwise It might hold the smell of the euro process.

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #152
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I put my hog skull in rid-x water Wednesday, and plan to add a heater soon.

There's a ring of "foam bubbles" in the exact shape of the skull floating on he surface. Tusks and all
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #153
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This thread gets better and better with each glass of wine...
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #154
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #155
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Nice pedicure super_dave!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #156
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I dripped some lid water on my other foot while I took the pic. Gross
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #157
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I added water to the bucket today.... GROSS! But I can see bone now... Shouldn't be long now.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #158
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I've got one that's been soaking for about three weeks now. I didn't add anything and have completely changed out the water a couple times just to minimize the smell. Don't want the neighbors complaining along with the wife. When it's done, I'll post pics.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #159
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I have a hog head and deer head in the back year sitting on the ground with a wheel barrow sitting over the top. In about 4-5 months they'll be ready to peroxide. No stinky mess and no water to deal with on me!!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #160
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I have a hog head and deer head in the back year sitting on the ground with a wheel barrow sitting over the top. In about 4-5 months they'll be ready to peroxide. No stinky mess and no water to deal with on me!!!
At the rate mine is going, you may finish yours before mine finishes.lol

Cold front did not help but I did invest in an aquarium heater so I will see how that goes next
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:26 AM   #161
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Subscribed to this one. Gotta try this out on the next euro.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #162
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At the rate mine is going, you may finish yours before mine finishes.lol

Cold front did not help but I did invest in an aquarium heater so I will see how that goes next
Day 41--Mine is still is not finished so I added the heater today so we will see. I can see the meat getting loose but I really don't want to have to do any picking on it.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #163
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Mine is just about finished... Probably 3 days left. Then dawn soak for a while.

Rid x and aquarium heater really kicked this thing off! TBH saves the day again

Except it smells like a homeless guy is living and defacating in the shed 24/7. Gross!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #164
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Mine is just about finished... Probably 3 days left. Then dawn soak for a while.

Rid x and aquarium heater really kicked this thing off! TBH saves the day again

Except it smells like a homeless guy is living and defacating in the shed 24/7. Gross!
Hoping this will make the diiference adding the heater
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #165
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smell is awfullllllll
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #166
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smell is awfullllllll
Just don't inhale...lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #167
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smell is awfullllllll
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Just don't inhale...lol
I'm pretty sure mine is ready to set in dawn to degrease.... But I keep finding excuses to not going out there and dealing with.. I know it's RANK!

Today was too cold

Yesterday was too sandy

Tuesday I was too tired

Monday I got home late...

When in all honesty I just don't wanna smell it
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #168
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Yup took it out and dumped the bucket today.

What a stink!

Now it's soaking in dawn.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #169
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I added the heater and it looks like it is working somewhat but the meat is still on it, but the meat looks loose.

Question for you all, is your skull completely clean with no meat on it when it is ready or at some point do you pull it out from the brew and physically pull the remaining meat off or does it all just wash off with water hose? Earlier on, I did try the water hose but that did not help but the meat did not look loose like it does now.

I am waiting for all the meat to just fall off but it has not yet done that so maybe it is ready for the next step, I am hoping?

I am day 48 of my soak with water and rid-x. I added the heater at day 41.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:14 AM   #170
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Put in a pair of gloves and a sharp knife and cut the remaining muscle off the bone. I've used a single edge razor blade as well. Scrape any stubborn areas.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #171
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Day 48-removed skull from rid-x brew

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Did some work on it

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Now I put it back in brew and hoping it will finish on its own
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #172
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Bowtech lady i just waited for the meat to fall off.. No scraping for me.

40 days now total

22 days in with the aquarium heater

14 days with rid x

Its now 4 days into the soak with dawn....

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #173
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Bowtech lady i just waited for the meat to fall off.. No scraping for me.

40 days now total

22 days in with the aquarium heater

14 days with rid x

Its now 4 days into the soak with dawn....
Great! I have another to do. Should I just continue to use the same rid-x brew or start fresh?
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #174
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Great! I have another to do. Should I just continue to use the same rid-x brew or start fresh?
You might add some more rid x... But if you don't have Any i bet the soup in the bucket will be fine... No need to start over to just get nasty again. But I've been wrong before.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #175
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Lol! I worked on the second one today and about half way done but had to stop. I will get it finished and in the brew and add rid-x. Thanks for all your help
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #176
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This thread has been very helpful to me.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #177
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I had a doe skull I left in an empty corn bag with the top open for about two weeks. I didn't skin it or do anything else, maggots did most of the work. There was only a little bit of connecting tissue holding the lower jaw on. If I would have left it in there a week longer it would have been completely clean. The skull was nice and white too. The smell wasn't too bad either. The cold weather didn't deter them from making short work of it, it was about forty out and the bag was warm to the touch.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:35 PM   #178
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I have fun when I tell the neighbor kids to go check on the skull I have brewin! I giggle when they all dry heave and run away! Then I have to cover it back up, but it's worth it
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #179
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I'll keep watching but not smelling
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #180
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Looks good. I have buried the skull in the back yard and covered the antlers so the sun wouldn't bleach them. Works great and no smell as long as you don't pull it out too soon. After you pull it up, just rinse it with the Waterhose and start bleaching the skull.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #181
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Tried this 2 years ago with an axis I shot. Didnt use the RidX....which is a good idea by the way. I have a major gag reflex with smells....needless to say, I dont do that anymore and dont change diapers.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #182
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I put mine out back near a fire ant mound. Then cover the skull with a flipped over feed trough. Put two cinder blocks on the trough and come back a few weeks later. No prep required, the ants and bugs remove hide eyes brain and all. Trough and cinder blocks are to prevent dogs and yotes from stealing your trophy.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #183
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looks good
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #184
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Finally, it's ready

Day 81 and clean
Now ready for degreasing

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2nd one on day 22 ( I think)

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Just a little meat left on tip of nose. I could have probably got off but decided to put back in brew for now
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #185
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I should have left mine in the rid x 7 more days.

After the dawn soak. I noticed three spots that still had a bit off goo on em... I cleaned the best i could and put back in rid x. so... Tomorrow I'm gonna check again.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #186
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I should have left mine in the rid x 7 more days.

After the dawn soak. I noticed three spots that still had a bit off goo on em... I cleaned the best i could and put back in rid x. so... Tomorrow I'm gonna check again.
I got one in the degreaser soak but I hope I didn't miss anything. It sure looked clean to me but I will check it again. I put the other back in the brew to soak a little more. I could see just a little left on at the tip of the nose. I will check it in a few more days.

I have an axis to do too but I am thinking about simmering that one because it wont fit in the brew tote.
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Checked again today. Still some white junk in the ear canal... Got a q tip and removed most of it. Will check again next weekend.

Then probably run to Sally's beauty supply, or have my wife do it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #188
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Good info, i have several skulls to degrease and whiten.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #189
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Checked again today. Still some white junk in the ear canal... Got a q tip and removed most of it. Will check again next weekend.

Then probably run to Sally's beauty supply, or have my wife do it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:32 PM   #190
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When use the whitening agent how do you use it, apply with a brush and let sit or what?
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This Reminds me I need to check on mine... not today of course its cold outside!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #192
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Nephew has one in back yard since Thanksgiving. He prolly needs to come check it
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #193
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I put mine back in for degreasing. I could not tell if it had gotten it all out. I soaked it the first time for about a week. I will leave it in for another week.

I simmered an axis head because it would not fit in my container for the rid x brew. It wasn't too bad and came out pretty clean. The nose pieces fell out but I can glue them back in. I wasn't sure so I have it soaking too in the degreaser.
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My wt is done... Waiting to bleach for the black buck i Just dropped in some stew.... He was already a bit nasty.

Bowtechlady how did yours turn out?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #196
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My wt is done... Waiting to bleach for the black buck i Just dropped in some stew.... He was already a bit nasty.

Bowtechlady how did yours turn out?
I have three (3) ready for the whitening phase. I did the axis in a slow simmer and it turned out really good too. My biggest fear with the simmer is that I would damage it but it was not a problem

I have the peroxide from Sally's but just need to locate the instructions and get it done

I will post pics of the final product
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:23 PM   #197
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Have #1 soaking in peroxide now with nose pieces from axis (#3)

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I will check in the morning. Should I shoot for 8-10 hours in the soak or longer?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #198
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Have #1 soaking in peroxide now with nose pieces from axis (#3)

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I will check in the morning. Should I shoot for 8-10 hours in the soak or longer?
I believe you let it sit in the soak til your little heart is content with the degree of whiteness your looking for
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I believe you let it sit in the soak til your little heart is content with the degree of whiteness your looking for
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I pulled out #1 and put number 2 in the soak. The only thing I noticed is it looks like on #1 the high part of the skull between the base of the horns may not have got enough peroxide on it but I am going to let it dry and check it. What is the trick to getting the skull completely covered with peroxide without getting the antlers in the peroxide. i used some terry strips saturated and thought it would work.

I used the liquid peroxide from Sally's but I did not do the paste method. Any suggestions?
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