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We live far out in the desert, (hundreds of miles from Wal Mart or Sprit) and fond real bones. Does anyone know the best way to clean them?

Typical Ghoul Next Door
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You might try reviewing this guideline: http://www.jakes-bones.com/p/how-to-clean-animal-bones.html

If it's just that they're discolored but otherwise dry and free from meat/gristle, I soak skulls in a bath of oxyclean and hydrogen pyroxide. That has gentle bleaching agents in there that both loosens dirt and whitens the bones.

Somewhat Eccentric
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I left a couple of deer skulls soak in a five-gallon bucket of bleach for a week. It loosened the dry bits of meat still attached and made them brighter. Of course I'll probably stain them when I actually get around to using them.
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