Dermestidarium | Beetle Skull Cleaning & European Mounts in Dallas, Oregon2018-08-11T06:32:44+00:00

PRESERVING MEMORIES
& REVEALING NATURE’S HIDDEN BEAUTY

one impeccably cleaned bone at a time

A THOROUGH CLEANING

with a little help from my (beetle) friends

Here skulls and skeletons are cleaned as a collaborative effort between myself and my very hungry legions of flesh-eating Dermestid beetles. Their larvae can get into the smallest gaps in bone for an incredibly thorough cleaning with no damage done to even delicate bones.

Dermestid Beetles

MEANT TO LAST

Cleaning is only the first step to a skull that will last a lifetime and then some. A careful process is used to remove the grease – naturally occurring fats and oils – from the bone. If left behind, they will cause discoloration and odors. A safe chemical process then sanitizes, deodorizes and whitens the bone.