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Best way to clean marten skulls? #7727665
11/26/22 07:22 PM
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My nephew asked for a couple skulls for his kids. I don't have beetles so I figure boiling them would be the best option. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Best way to clean marten skulls? [Re: Norwestalta] #7727677
11/26/22 07:37 PM
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Norwestalta -

Over the years, I've probably cleaned well over 10,000 marten skulls for various research projects. For me, overnight in a crockpot is the way to go, then 3% hydrogen peroxide for about 4 hours. They're usually not greasy at all, and clean up nice. The enclosed photo was part of one years' collection (from interior Alaska). Good luck!

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Re: Best way to clean marten skulls? [Re: Norwestalta] #7727704
11/26/22 08:21 PM
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Gulo thank you. Do you put it on low heat?

Re: Best way to clean marten skulls? [Re: Norwestalta] #7727708
11/26/22 08:28 PM
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With marten, I put it on medium or high heat. I usually do ten or so at a time.


Re: Best way to clean marten skulls? [Re: Norwestalta] #7727721
11/26/22 08:46 PM
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On the other hand, you might try.............. grin
Sheesh, you must have cleaned every skull that Ken, Barb, and Pete caught for several years, Gulo!


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

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