This blog is meant to help educate and instruct those who wish to learn how to clean Ethically Scavenged bones.
I focus on honoring and appreciating nature and it's gifts - as well as respecting animal rights and helping to protect and preserve wildlife and habitat.
You may also find : interesting fossils, skeletal abnormalities, bone collecting through the ages, prehistoric bone tools and art plus information about the Skeletal systems of commonly found animals.
You have a few options. There is a step by step bone cleaning tutorial on the main page of this blog : http://bonecleaning.tumblr.com/howto
Maceration is probably gonna be your best bet unless you have access to Dermestid Beetles, burial takes a few months.
i don’t actually find naturally shed antlers here on the west side of Washington, not that there are none - just that you rarely ever see them.
Most deer and elk seem to drop their antlers high up in the mountain foothills or on the other side of the mountains in Eastern Washington, where there are rattlesnakes.
I was in issaquah walking in the woods cleaning up trash and we found a full set of horns just laying there in the woods.
that’s an awesome find - i’ve found quite a few antlers and partial deer skulls in alleyways and around abandoned homes. I imagine they’re one of those things you leave behind on accident when you have to move….
also, most deer drop antlers in the spring