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14 minutes ago, Culvercreek hunt club said:

I was looking into it myself and it appeared that most use the chest freezer with the lamp to maintain the temps. I also was unaware that it wasn't the "beetles" that did the majority of the eating but the larva so they need to be a breeding colony. My wife would kill me, she isn't buying into the whole skinned drying animal smell in the garage from the trapping skins...lol 

wait a few years, we don't have any extra bedrooms now if and when Robin throws you out.  She will be longing for the smell of drying skins.

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We have zero euro mounts cOmbined. Just small skull plates. We used beetle guys for cat/canine skulls tho. Those beetle sheds stink!


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Are you saying that skulls cleaned by beetles still smell bad? Or that the beetles eating rotten meat smell bad? The later I knew.
Can someone with a beetle cleaned skull confirm that their finished product still smells?
I imagine that even after the beetles do their things some gentle boils in dish soap and Oxiclean are needed.


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6 hours ago, The Jerkman said:

They only eat the dried leathery meat not anything even remotely live. Learn your Beetles dood!

 

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5 hours ago, crappyice said:


Are you saying that skulls cleaned by beetles still smell bad? Or that the beetles eating rotten meat smell bad? The later I knew.
Can someone with a beetle cleaned skull confirm that their finished product still smells?
I imagine that even after the beetles do their things some gentle boils in dish soap and Oxiclean are needed.


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Mine smells. I was thinking about maybe a soak in a baking soda solution


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19 hours ago, crappyice said:


That would be sweet! Seriously what’s involved with beetles? Keep them in “fish tanks” with dirt? Feed them scraps of meat?
I figure the way Biz’s pops (and Biz every 4 years!) knocks down bucks, this could be quite profitable in this area!


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This guy had them in storage bins with lamps, in his basement


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Answer the question!
Only way you'd wake up to a skeleton is if someone died next to you and was dead for a long time. Pretty sure you'd wake up before the beetles were even at all interested in the body

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Only way you'd wake up to a skeleton is if someone died next to you and was dead for a long time. Pretty sure you'd wake up before the beetles were even at all interested in the body

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Anyone ever read the short story “Rose for Emily”....for some reason it comes to mind.


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Anyone ever read the short story “Rose for Emily”....for some reason it comes to mind.


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I saw a movie called a "Hose for Em, oh nevermind

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Are you saying that skulls cleaned by beetles still smell bad? Or that the beetles eating rotten meat smell bad? The later I knew.
Can someone with a beetle cleaned skull confirm that their finished product still smells?
I imagine that even after the beetles do their things some gentle boils in dish soap and Oxiclean are needed.


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The shed or room where people have the beetles work smell bad. The final product skull I receive never smell. It always took months. Not sure how some people have such a quick turnaround.

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The shed or room where people have the beetles work smell bad. The final product skull I receive never smell. It always took months. Not sure how some people have such a quick turnaround.

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They usually then wash in hot water and peroxide to bleach. So no smells and a beautiful finish

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Crappy, did you get a finished product yet? 


I was happy with this when it fully dried so this is considered done....
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I was happy with this when it fully dried so this is considered done....
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Looks great!

Would you do it again?


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2 hours ago, crappyice said:


Absolutely- I enjoy that stuff so....


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Classroom project next time? We will all send ours down?


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Classroom project next time? We will all send ours down?

We would appreciate that. Just give me a little time to hear back from Lawd about a pesky little thing called child labor laws....are they new?damn snowflakes!!!


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2 hours ago, crappyice said:


We would appreciate that. Just give me a little time to hear back from Lawd about a pesky little thing called child labor laws....are they new?damn snowflakes!!!


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We know youe got those kids fletching arrows already, time to expand the operation


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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 5:54 PM, The_Real_TCIII said:

Mine smells. I was thinking about maybe a soak in a baking soda solution

Told you!  lol  I soaked mine in the stuff my wife uses to mop our tile floors.  It helped but now has a strong fabuloso smell - perhaps a cover scent?

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6 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

Told you!  lol  I soaked mine in the stuff my wife uses to mop our tile floors.  It helped but now has a strong fabuloso smell - perhaps a cover scent?

Lets try the baking soda. Or ozone closet


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Picking up my gun buck euro tomorrow! Though I didn't do this one myself.

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26 minutes ago, grampy said:

Picking up my gun buck euro tomorrow! Though I didn't do this one myself.

Don’t forget the photos .,

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