Tutorial cleaning bones PART 1Tutorial cleaning bones PART 15 years ago in Other More Like This
So you have a raw skull or bone. This means the bone or skull still has flesh/meat on it. There are several ways to get it clean. Some of which I may forget to mention even.
STEP 1: getting the bones free of flesh
Choices: water, bugs, range cleaning, and sweating
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MACERATION or SIMMERING-
Macerating means soaking them in water. Put the raw bones in warm water, you can use the summer sun, a heat lamp, a fish tank heater, etc. to keep the water warm. Change half the water every 3 to 5 days until no more flesh and meat is attached. I've also had luck in not changing the water at all. You want to keep some bacteria and give them room to keep multiplying. You do NOT need to add any other cleaner to this mixture, the bacteria of rotting meat and guts is enough.
Some are tough and may take longer. The firs
Tutorial cleaning bones PART 2Tutorial cleaning bones PART 25 years ago in Other More Like This
Ok, here is STEP 2 which deals with degreasing. If your bones or skulls still have meat on them see STEP 1 again.
STEP 2: getting the bones free of grease
Choices: Dawn, acetone, ammonia...
NOTE ON BLEACH: it is really NOT a choice here. I made this mistake once and I can tell you from experience it de-calcifies bone and makes them start to flake and become soft and mushy.
And the grease? It is STILL THERE.
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DAWN with "bleach alternative"-
The bleach alternative in this dish soap is actually just a whitening agent much like peroxide, it is not actually bleach.
You need warm or hot water. Ideally you want it between 95 and 120 degrees F. Any hotter and I have been told you can cool the grease right into the bone.
You will need a bucket or tub of some kind. Squeeze out a bit of dish soap into there, like you ar
My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)Hello All and Welcome to 2013!My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved
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I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year!
Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.
Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to writ