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    How clean does a roe skull have to be for measuring?

    Chaps,
    How clean does a roe skull have to be before it is measured? Just boiled mine and had a go at cleaning it and what a ball ache! The roe is being mounted as a shoulder mount so will end up being cut so doesn't need to be perfect.

    If it has to be spotless has anyone tried buying a pint of maggots from a fishing shop and letting them do the cleaning while it is drying for the min 90 days?

    Here it at the point where I got fed up!

    I wasn't going to bother but the taxidermist said it was worth trying as it might scrape bronze. Haven't weighed it but they are around 240mm long if that helps offer an opinion?

    Stratts



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    Give it another 5 in the boiler then pressure wash it.

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    I add some washing soda to the water, and boil the head fro about twenty minutes to half an hour.

    A quick ,but messy, pressure wash, and job done.






    Steve.
    He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast. Shakespeare, King Lear.

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    Thanks fella's does the cartiladge in the nose cavity normally get blasted away?
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    Pick and scrape off as much meat and gristle as you can from the skull. I used to use a very blunt small kitchen knife. the cartilage in the nose should come out quite easily. Power wash. Just go careful when washing out the brains as you can get blow back.

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    Boil half hour
    Pressure wash as much as can
    Small knife scrape like buggery
    Long nose pliers get nasal crap out
    Same for brain lining once got brains out

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    So to get it measured properly it has to be clean as possible?
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    Have a look at this:


    Steve.
    He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast. Shakespeare, King Lear.

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    stratts maggots wont last 90 days before you end up with a gallon of dry casters and flys,just boil scrape bleach kitchen roll leave overnight rinse done,
    DONT START

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