Genuine Cow Skeleton on eBay!!!

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  1. DevilDog macrumors regular

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  2. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa. That's interesting. Haha. Kinda weird too.
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    LOLZOR!!!

    ...but really...if someone were interested enough that they would want a cow skeleton, they'd prolly do it themselves...
     
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    Dude, we had to PRESSURE WASH THE FLESH OFF OF ITS BONES!!! It took 30 hours. It had decomposed for like 4 months in my dad's barn. It died giving birth. Not too easy to find that or do that...
     
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    Neat idea...


    except the specimens bought for classroom use are well cleaned and bleached, sometimes coated too. $400 is too much for an incomplete skeleton that isnt cleaned and treated properly.
     
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    We cleaned it, boiled it, and bleached it. There are oil spots, like stains on the bones and stuff. It has all bones but the carpals. So yeah, it's not professional laboratory test stuff but a lot of people could learn a lot from it. Plus, where else are you gonna get one of these??? ;)
     
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    I believe that it would cost a lot more if you were to go to one of the professionals. Did anyone see the dirty jobs were they cleaned the flesh off the bones and put it through all of the processes. It's a very expensive and time consuming process so I don't think $400 is that bad...

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    I do it all the time with pig heads , and occasionally other animal heads. Its smelly and time consuming but not difficult. Deflesh first then simmer off the rest of the tissues, clean with fine tools, soak in 3% peroxide solution for 2 hours , dry. Done.

    I have done entire bears, pigs, horses and cows, takes about 3 days from start to finish. If you are going to let it decompose make sure its exposed to the air, flies and other insects will take care of the flesh in a matter of days.
    then simmer for a couple hours, bleach and dry.
    the Drying stage is the one most people mess up on and you get greasy soft bones the rot slowly over time. Looking at the pictures on ebay some of the bones show these characteristics.
     
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    3% peroxide solution, eh? I'll keep that in mind, put it in my will! :eek:



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    We used peroxide too, plus a myriad of chemicals to fully clean the skeleton. Our teacher LOVED it. You have to admit, Leareth, not bad for two high school students. :D
     
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    Great work, DevilDog.

    How would you intend to ship said skeleton? My dog would love it.
     

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