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#1 Cranky Farmer

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:27 AM

I added his skull to the tank late last night. They are working their magic and should be done in a day or two. Here are some pictures.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:58 AM

Those little guys are fast workers! You must pay them by the job and not the hour. :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:40 AM

Where do you guys get the beetles from?Jason

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:28 PM

There are a bunch of guys out there who have them for sale. The guy I got them from turned out to be a turkey so I won't direct you to him.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:26 PM

Ok, I just took these after I set the skull on it's side and opened the jaws.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:58 PM

Those little buggers are amazing. I'd sure like to get some, but my chickens would like them more.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 01:56 PM

chickens or the ducks in my yard! amzing, but I was almost going to have lunch..guess it was my fault for wanting to take a peek!

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 01:57 PM

So anyone got a good source for these? Some sort of mail order business?Jason

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:15 PM

Sorry about the delay, I've been busy and sick. Anyway ... here's your skull after the beetles and before I begin to whiten it.Posted Image

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:31 AM

That looks great Heath you should be proud of your little workers. :wedgie[1]:

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:16 AM

Very cool. How do you whiten it?

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:23 AM

first some dish washing liquid to remove the grease and then peroxide.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:27 PM

Correct. For greasier animals like hogs you have to use some different chemicals, though. Arise, save a goose head for me next time you're out and I'll do one for you to see how it turns out.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:44 PM

I'll do that!Remember to post up the final product after you whiten the skull.Is this something you can do in an extra room or the garage. Can you smell it?

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:54 PM

Yes and yes. But you can keep the smell down by removing the eyes, tongue and brains.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:23 PM

Very cool. How do you whiten it?

Crest whitestrips, of course! :roflmao3[1]:edit:(whoops! I read that as "How do you whiten teeth?")

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:02 PM

I would think the garage or at least out of the house. It is slightly odoriferous isn't it Heath? I mean not something you'd want inside the house. :huh:

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:41 PM

The smell depends alot on how much meat you remove first, temperature, and how many skulls your processing. At the peak of the season I run 3 or 4 skulls a week and my colony can get pretty ripe. It's definitely an outdoor hobby unless you like being single with half your stuff. I keep mine in the garage and get no complaints.Scott




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