The results to that question I found on a great tutorial here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Taxidermy-Skull-Preparation/step3/De-Fleshing-with-boiling-or-soaking/
Well, we finally had some free time, so we decided to try it out. Be prepared to possibly be grossed out.
|The head...before bboiling...gross huh?|
Next, we pull out the grill, and get a pot of water boiling, then in he goes:
|Ah, yes, there's that guy preparing to be a bones and no skin!|
After checking on his off and on for several hours, we were pleasantly pleased to find the tutorial to be quite accurate and him to be mostly decomposed....just a few bits to clean up, and he'll be ready for display!
|Pretty cool. We'll have to adhere the jaw to the skull, but that's science at work for you!|