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    Default Dermestid beetles for hire; Skull cleaning

    I have a small colony of dermestid beetles that I use for my own and my friend's bear skulls and other european mounts. The colony has grown to a decent size and I am looking for people that have or need skull cleaning done. I can degrease and whiten skulls also for an added price. I'm not starting a business and not looking to make money, just want to be compensated for my time, materials, and keep my colony fed. I'm also not trying to steal business from Max at AK beetle farm. I still take some of my stuff to him, and he does a fantastic job. But I know he is busier than ever and has a long turn around time on projects. I'm doing this mostly so I don't have to buy hot dogs to feed my bugs!

    Skulls that are already debulked (brains, eyeballs, and other thick meat removed) can be done quickly and easily.

    $50-$100 for just beetle cleaning (depending on skull size and condition)
    $50-$100 for degreasing and whitening ($50 for beaver, fox, coyote, and other small game)

    I prefer to do sheep, goats, wolves, coyotes, bears, wolverine, deer, and other manageable sized game. During the summer I may to able to accommodate couple moose and caribou. All prices are negotiable depending on situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northtoalaska13 View Post
    I have a small colony of dermestid beetles that I use for my own and my friend's bear skulls and other european mounts. The colony has grown to a decent size and I am looking for people that have or need skull cleaning done. I can degrease and whiten skulls also for an added price. I'm not starting a business and not looking to make money, just want to be compensated for my time, materials, and keep my colony fed. I'm also not trying to steal business from Max at AK beetle farm. I still take some of my stuff to him, and he does a fantastic job. But I know he is busier than ever and has a long turn around time on projects. I'm doing this mostly so I don't have to buy hot dogs to feed my bugs!

    Skulls that are already debulked (brains, eyeballs, and other thick meat removed) can be done quickly and easily.

    $50-$100 for just beetle cleaning (depending on skull size and condition)
    $50-$100 for degreasing and whitening ($50 for beaver, fox, coyote, and other small game)

    I prefer to do sheep, goats, wolves, coyotes, bears, wolverine, deer, and other manageable sized game. During the summer I may to able to accommodate couple moose and caribou. All prices are negotiable depending on situation.
    Can you do a deer skull thatís been in/on it, obviously dried out, and Iíd like to have it cleaned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akskycowboy View Post
    Can you do a deer skull thatís been in/on it, obviously dried out, and Iíd like to have it cleaned.
    Yes, I should be able to do your deer skull no problem. Is the bottom jaw, and brain removed?

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    Bottom jaw is removed and some of the brain maybe, I believe I boiled it and had something come up and so it sat out under a lean-to for two years

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    Quote Originally Posted by akskycowboy View Post
    Bottom jaw is removed and some of the brain maybe, I believe I boiled it and had something come up and so it sat out under a lean-to for two years
    I can give it shot, but no guarantees. Im not sure how the beetles will take to flesh that has been boiled and denatured some. Are you in Anchorage? PM me with your contact info.

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    Another fox and beaver that I just finished. PM me if you have any skulls that you need fleshed, macerated, bugged, degreased, or whitened.

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    Default Beetles for hire.

    I'm glad that I read about this skull cleaning service on the Outdoor Forum. Bart was very
    professional to deal with and did an excellent job on my bear skull. I live in Bristol Bay and
    Bart went out of his way to make sure that my skull got finished in time for my next trip into
    Anchorage. I'm very happy to finally have my skull out of the freezer and all cleaned up. I
    would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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    This is the skull after the beetle work. I still need to do some de-greasing and hydrogen
    peroxide to it. I will post the finished product whenever complete.
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    Hello I have an Otter skull that needs to be cleaned. Are you interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaJoe View Post
    Hello I have an Otter skull that needs to be cleaned. Are you interested?
    Yes, I'll do it. Please text me at 406-390-4732 so we can meet up. Thanks

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    Here is a ram that northtoalaksa did for me this spring. It turned out really well.
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    F0D410C3-2FE2-4868-8ED5-A31E4E3DF9CB.jpgHere is another photo of the mouflan I did for AKMarmot.

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    EE80ABD5-5932-4807-93DF-F3B28EB2A8BE.jpgSnap shot of a Dall Sheep that I recently finished. I will be out hunting until Sept 19 if you try to contact me. Please wait or leave me a message/text. 406-390-4732.
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