3. Lower the skull into the simmering water and
"cook" for several minutes.
4. After simmering the skull for a few minutes, add 1 cup of
Sal Soda/A&H Super
Washing Soda. Sprinkle the powder into the water a little at a time until all the
powder is in the pot. Note if using a lid on the pot, after adding the powder, the water may foam and boil
Simmer the skull for about 45 minutes (if using a small pot reduce
After the initial 45 minutes of cooking, remove skull and cut, pull, and scrape away loose tissue
Return skull to simmering water, adding a 1/2 cup more Sal
Washing Soda, simmer for 15- 30 minutes at
a time until its cleaned. This process may take approx. 3 - 5
and cutting/scrapings before completion. Be sure and add a bit more Sal Soda/A&H
Washing Soda each time.
The meat should nearly fall off the bone. The Sal
Washing Soda in combination with simmering makes the meat take on a
"jelly" like consistency. If the meat is hard to remove add
more Sal Soda/A&H Super
Use a coat hanger to poke and dislodge material in the brain
and nasal cavity. Thoroughly clean the nasal cavity and brain cavity.
A garden hose can be used to spray off and flush out the
brain and nasal cavity (sprayed with high pressure)
5. After all meat is removed, rinse with cold water. Let skull
sun dry for a day or two. It will take on a whitish-bone color.
Note: the above cleaning process can be used on cougar, bear,
bobcat, and coyote, etc. skulls.
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