found a skull how can I stop it from deteriorating further?

Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by We_All_Shine_On, May 9, 2004.

  1. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

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    it's a squirrel skull, and I bleached it to clean it
    now that I think about it the bleach was prolly a bad idea
    anyways what can i do to it to save it? coat it in something?
     
  2. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

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    Get a small box and cover the bottom with salt and dry bleach. Place the skull inside the box and then cover it with the same mixture. Make sure all sides of the skull are covered. Let it sit for a month or so and you will be good to go.

    The ratio of salt to bleach should be 1:1, but it would probably work with 1:2 as well.
     
  3. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

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    I dont think I have dry bleach....do you like, do this for a living? lol you've got the right answer to the odd question

    thnx for the recipe
     
  4. hippietoad

    hippietoad Member

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    Kewl someone else with a skeleton around........My niece found a pelican skeleton over on the sound and brought it to me. For some reason she thought I'd like it. I do. Gonna paint it some wild color and attach it to the vw westie :p
     
  5. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

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    interesting....
     
  6. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

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    Do it for a living? No. In 9th grade Ancient World History one of our assignments was to mummify something and that's how we did it. We put them in the roof of the school over the 7th grade pod for 8 months I think. It worked pretty well for the most part. Some people tried to mummify meat (which didn't work so well) and that is a smell I will NEVER forget.
     
  7. gloom is beautiful

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    i would love to put a skull in my room...but i want a human skull....

    ...hmmm....

    guess i'm off to the graveyard now! =D
     
  8. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

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    Bleach has always worked well for me, or hydrogen peroxide... the things I've used either of those on are still around after 10+ years... Or you could always find an ant hill, once they're done with it it should be pretty clean... If it's clean, it shouldn't decay...
     
  9. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

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    They seem to know how to whiten it up.. but why do you have a squirrel skull?
     
  10. Goatman88

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    stick it in an ant pile for a few hours. i found some shark jaws and the ants will eat away every piece of meat tissue muscle etc. leaving only pure white bones and teeth
     

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