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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923497
07/07/20 11:30 PM
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Yeah, he, my wife and I have killed quite a few but I really don't think we'll ever top his first one. The good thing is we love eating them!

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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923504
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Looks great Jurassic. Well done. Trophy for sure!!


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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923612
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Excellent work JP.


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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923613
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nice work

Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923629
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The skull looks awesome. How did you cleaned the skull?

I boiled mine, big mistake I was told. I missed B&C by 3/8", probably shrinkage from boiling the skull? I saw a bear skull on a plaque and wanted to do the same. The rug is 7'-2" from nose to tail, bearly fits on the wall. Pardon the pun... Bear was taken spring of 1986.

Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923736
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Very nice work, JP.
Teeth look pretty good, for the size of that bear.
Is that an extra small tooth in front of lower canine, or one out of line?
Thanks

Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923802
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Well done...looks Great !....Did you use beetles ? I didnít read also the posts


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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923808
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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Loup loup] #6923828
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Originally Posted by rendezvous
The skull looks awesome. How did you cleaned the skull?

I boiled mine, big mistake I was told. I missed B&C by 3/8", probably shrinkage from boiling the skull? I saw a bear skull on a plaque and wanted to do the same. The rug is 7'-2" from nose to tail, bearly fits on the wall. Pardon the pun... Bear was taken spring of 1986.


The hunter that shot him cleaned the skull himself a few years ago, but he never degreased it or whitened it.
So he brought it to me to do that.

I always macerate any skull I get in fresh.

Hereís what the skull looked like when I got it.

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Originally Posted by Loup loup
Very nice work, JP.
Teeth look pretty good, for the size of that bear.
Is that an extra small tooth in front of lower canine, or one out of line?
Thanks


You can see that tooth better in these photos I just posted. That tooth is worn down like that.


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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Nessmuck] #6923834
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Well done...looks Great !....Did you use beetles ? I didnít read also the posts


No, Iíve never used beetles.


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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923855
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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923892
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Jurassic Park, My skull is cleaner that how you received that skull but about the same color, how did you get it so white?

Poor picture, appears much whiter than it is.
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Rug, 34 years old.
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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6923933
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Rendezvous, first step to a white skull is it needs to be degreased. So I degrease in hot water with dawn detergent, then I whiten with peroxide.

That rug looks good!


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Thanks your bear skull looks awesome!

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Very nice JP!! I just pulled a few deer skulls and as well as a few fur bearing critters from their masceration tubs, itís definitely stinky stuff and Iím glad I live in the country so I can use that method. Do you use a combination of commercial strength hair dresser powder and peroxide to whiten or just peroxide?

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Originally Posted by rvsask
Very nice JP!! I just pulled a few deer skulls and as well as a few fur bearing critters from their masceration tubs, itís definitely stinky stuff and Iím glad I live in the country so I can use that method. Do you use a combination of commercial strength hair dresser powder and peroxide to whiten or just peroxide?


Just peroxide. 35% peroxide. The kind that will burn your house down if youíre not careful.


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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6931560
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Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6934153
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ebsurveyor, awesome collection of skulls, you did a great job on them too. Any story on the bottom right skull?

Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: rendezvous] #6936616
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Originally Posted by rendezvous
ebsurveyor, awesome collection of skulls, you did a great job on them too. Any story on the bottom right skull?


Thanks.

Coyote, red fox, m fisher, f fisher, beaver, muskrat, 'coon
b bear, m marten, f marten, b bear
556 pound almost 21" 15 year old b bear, bottom right from Kodiak Island

I also have skunks & weasels not shown in this photo.

Re: Just finished cleaning this bear skull [Re: Jurassic Park] #6936622
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Very cool collection!

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