Getting a wild boar head ready to simmer for a client. Cooking pots are a great way to clean a skull, and usually easy to find at yard sales and thrift stores.

After it’s cooked, the meat should just fall right off. It’s pretty messy, but be careful not to loose any teeth!


Rot box

I use old rabbit cages and dog kennels for cleaning stuff the natural way. The cages (aka “rot boxes”) help prevent raccoons and other critters from walking off with the bones, but still lets bugs and flies have access to do their work. These cages are handy for roadkill, larger bodies that won’t fit into a cooking pot, and stuff that isn’t very ‘fresh.’

Since there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of great information about mammal skulls and their anatomy, I did some research and came up with my own color coded skull for teaching purposes. Comes with a laminated chart for $75 each.

deer skull