hello! im an inspiring bone hunter. i want to start collecting things like bones, hides, teeth, antlers, you name it. but of course, i have little to no experience. ive been wanting to start vulture culture, but i dont know how to clean the skulls, find them under united states policies, and just preserve and take care of them in general. are their any suggestions you may add?
Hey there! I apologize for being late to the party, and I see you’ve gotten many other very great answers already c: I can only add a few posts I’ve made myself that I hope can help: my decomposition guide which is a great way to clean bones, for new vultures especially, and this post I wrote up during our 31 days of VC has some good tips! The scavenging link on my blog has all of my bone hunting pictures so you can get an idea of what to look for too c:
Bone cleaning is a lot simpler than it seems once you work yourself past all the little details. Most of it is patience! Once they’re all cleaned up the only thing you’ll have to do with them is display and dust every so often.
And when in doubt, just stalk the vulture culture tag! These guys will inspire you, help you, and give you the best secondhand experience money can’t buy ^_^