I ‘m not going to lie here… I had no idea that this is a method for cleaning skulls.
I’m not in the taxidermy business, but I’ve heard of boiling and pressure washing, soaking in bleach, etc… but flesh-easting beetles? No idea that was a thing.
In this wild video, Greg Schoneck of Dakota Skulls walks you through the process of cleaning a skulls, using an air compressor to remove the brains (which is rather disgusting) and Dermestid Beetles to lick that bad boy clean.
After about 30 hours (which is kind of a long time), that thing was smoother than a baby’s ass.