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    Dropped my bear skull in a shrimp pot for a few days.
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    Sea Lice did a decent job on it.
    BK
    BK Marine Services 232-6399
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  • #2
    Nice. One note that I have heard but I don't have experience with myself is to use an open weave bag of some sort to catch any teeth that might fall out but still have openings to let the lice in. I'm guessing you didn't have any issues with loosing teeth?

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    • #3
      Correct, I was checking the teeth daily when we pulled the pots, they were tight.
      Had a bag in the event they started to loosen but it was not an issue.
      Powerwashed it when I got home.
      The lice do an amazing job getting all the tiny holes that blood vessels fill and in the nose cavity/sinus area.

      BK
      BK Marine Services 232-6399
      Alaskas only Planar diesel heaters dealer, service, warranty, and installation.
      Alaskas only Lonestar drum winch dealer, Whirlwind props, Stinger gearbox, and Alumatech airboats.
      Www.bkmarineservices.com

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      • #4
        Thats awesome! Thanks for the report. I've got a few needing that kind of treatment.

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        • #5
          That is really nice BK! I wish I could do something like that commercially, but I would not trust other people's skulls to the ocean, lol
          Taxidermy IS art!
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          Your mount is more than a trophy, it's a memory. Relive The Memory!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JuliW View Post
            That is really nice BK! I wish I could do something like that commercially, but I would not trust other people's skulls to the ocean, lol
            Sounds like you need some Dermestid Beetles.:topjob:

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            • #7
              80-90 degree water and 10 days in a bucket does wonders as well!



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Anythingalaska View Post
                Sounds like you need some Dermestid Beetles.:topjob:
                I would consider them except they are not something I want escaping and getting into my shop ... if I had a separate building in a different location I would for sure.
                Taxidermy IS art!
                www.alaskawildliferugs.com
                Your mount is more than a trophy, it's a memory. Relive The Memory!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JuliW View Post
                  I would consider them except they are not something I want escaping and getting into my shop ... if I had a separate building in a different location I would for sure.
                  I have two colonies of beetles if any one needs any beetle cleaning in southeast. IMO, the bear skull in shrimp pot is risky business. I Have lost teeth before and still didn't clean thick cartilage off. Bugs are fast, efficient cleaners.
                  I am properly licensed and accepting skulls. I will also do taxi prep for anyone interested.

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