European Skull mounting is the process used to take a raw trophy head and clean all meat and tissue from the skull using any number of methods. The method we prefer to use is Dermestid beetles. Once the skull is cleaned of meat and tissue, the skull is then degreased and whitened.
Degreasing is an essential part of the European Skull mounting system because without proper degreasing the whitening process will not work well. This is usually the step where those trying to clean skulls on their own typically fail.
After the degreasing process the skulls are whitened using professional grade whiteners, however, we do not use bleach as bleach degrades the bone.
In addition to deer, elk, antelope, steer, buffalo, moose and any other horned or hoofed animal, we also clean skulls of small game and predators such as bear, fox, coyote, otter, mink, mountain lion, opossum, raccoon, muskrat and almost any other animal, bird or reptile you can think of. If you have the skull, I’m sure we can clean, degrease and whiten for you.
Please take a moment to see our Pricing page for European skull mounts and shipping prices. And please make sure to see our Shipping page for the proper way to prepare your trophy when shipping to the Skulls By Dean office.