Beetle use in Africa for EURO MOUNTS

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  1. Petrus Geldenhuys

    Petrus Geldenhuys AH Enthusiast

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    Interesting. I have left some of my personal sculls on a ant hill with skin and all and it was cleaned in about 4 months.
     

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    The ant hill method also works fine, but there is allways a chance a predator will take the scull away... also it is possible to loose some teeth.

    With bigger sculls I took a bicycle lock through the eyeholes and around the next tree, so no foxes or dogs can take the scull away.
     

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    I usually tie a piece of wire to the scull and secure it to a tree
     

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    I have buried whitetail skulls in the ground up to the antlers, then cover it with a big plastic tub or half of a 55 gal barrel with a cinder block on top to keep the dogs or varmints from carrying it off. You don't have to skin it or remove any flesh. It takes a few months, but the ants and bugs will clean it well, then you just have to wash and bleach it. Poor redneck skull mount.
     
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    Thanks for reminding me. I still have last years deer in the backyard.
     
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