One of the departments (body donations) here uses bugs to clean soft
tissue off of bones. I thinks it takes about a week or so. You might
look into the type of bugs you have in your region for that purpose.
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University of CA, San Diego
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Ian Montgomery wrote:
> I have some bones, from various species, that I want to clean of
> muscle, tendons, etc, etc. The method currently used is boiling the bones in
> water for several hours, days until they are completely clean. Problem, it's
> a wee bit smelly, in fact a big bit smelly. Me being a delicate soul more
> used to various exotic eau de parfum wonder if there is another technique
> available. Some species respond to soaking for several weeks in laboratory
> detergent while others don't. NaOH or KOH, again some do others don't. What
> I would ideally like is a universal method that's reasonably quick, but not
> smelly, can anyone help.
> Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> I.B.L.S. Support Unit,
> Thomson Building,
> University of Glasgow,
> G12 8QQ.
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