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Old 01-29-2019, 07:41 PM   #1
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I wonder if a taxidermist would clean a decomposing longhornskull..

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Old 01-29-2019, 07:47 PM   #2
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I bet he would if you cut the head off and took it to him.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:49 PM   #3
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The head is getting severed by a tractor bucket tomorrow...we were trying to figure out how to boil it like a deer head without damaging the horns

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Old 01-29-2019, 07:54 PM   #4
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Looks like its been there long enough for the horns to turn loose. Take a rubber mallet and beat on the horns while pulling them off.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:13 PM   #5
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Should be able to slip them
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:17 PM   #6
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Thank you for the information we will try to slip them using a rubber mallet.

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Old 01-29-2019, 08:22 PM   #7
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:23 PM   #8
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Saw em off
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:41 PM   #9
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Thank you for the information we will try to slip them using a rubber mallet.

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Old 01-29-2019, 08:45 PM   #10
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Respirator and rubber gloves will be used

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Old 01-29-2019, 09:09 PM   #11
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I did one that was found in that exact condition. Turned out perfect. Pop horns, mascerate it, degrease, then bleach.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:20 AM   #12
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Man I would love to dip that but it probably wouldn't fit in my tank!!!
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:30 AM   #13
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Just finished one and started on another. The first one was found dead in the pasture like yours and we took a reciprocating saw and cut the head off. Then I found a large water tank that wasn't being used and macerated (rotted) the skull in water. If you go that route it shouldn't take him long to rot........he is already well on his way. The horns need to come off and cleaned. I usually fill them will borax and let them sit for a week or so. I would sand the horns down as smooth as desired starting with coarse sandpaper and finishing with fine. I cut the cores off about halfway before gluing the horns back on. Take some wide Jute twine and a hot glue gun to dress up where the horns meet the skull.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:35 AM   #14
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I can do it if you can get it to DFW. I recently did a water buffalo that was in similar condition.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:38 AM   #15
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I would take one like that but would charge the heck out of you. It’s a mess when they get to that condition.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:38 AM   #16
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Horns may come off being that it’s been out there. Just take a dead blow hammer and one guy start pulling the horn and the other guy smacking the horn at the base (cut the hide around horn first). It should slip out. Problem is, that membrane inside the horn may have dried and if it did, you’re pretty much screwed.

I’ve skull capped and rotted horns off before, usually I wrap them in a trash bag and put them on top of a shed for a week.
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:45 AM   #17
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:49 AM   #18
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Man I would love to dip that but it probably wouldn't fit in my tank!!!
That's cool....what do you charge to do that?
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:53 AM   #19
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:04 AM   #20
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I can do it if you can get it to DFW. I recently did a water buffalo that was in similar condition.
I would take this man's advice, he did my euro and I love it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:15 AM   #21
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I bought this one, much less stink involved...

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Old 01-30-2019, 08:20 AM   #22
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I would take this man's advice, he did my euro and I love it.

Agree Tobin is good people. He does an amazing job and gets all of my work.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:00 AM   #23
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