We Use Dermestid Beetles european mount taxidermy

Dermestid Beetles

Why we use beetles on almost all mounts.

  • Skulls that have been boiled tend to return to a yellow color later in their wall life due to boiling fats into the bones instead of expelling them.

  • Boiling can shrink your skull by as much as 1/3 inch resulting in a decreased rack measurement/skull measurement.

  • Boiling can shrink other bones causing cracks now or later. I have seen the nasal bone crack all the way between the rack/skull plate.

  • Placing the rack in the ground exposes the bones to other sources of deterioration that our controlled environments do not allow.

  • Our process takes your bones straight from these fast meat-eaters, to sealed bones in a matter of weeks.

  • Our process cleans the bones, pushes out the oil, locks moisture out, and seals the bones so no future damage should happen!

  • The only animals we boil usually are similar to pigs. Sometimes there are others.

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Dermestid Beetle

Dermestid Beetle

Dermestid Larvae

Dermestid Larvae

Dermestid Beetle's at Work

Dermestid Beetle's at Work

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Dermestid Beetle life cycle