You should never boil bones. It weakens the bones and makes them slightly transparent and is seen as very amateur, especially if you’re planning on selling them. Bad quality. Beetles are great and I’ve used them, though it’s easier and more efficient for me to just use the peroxide.
I’ve answered this before, but it’s a pretty simple process. I put on some gloves and get whatever bones I want from the animal using a machete. Since most of the animals I find are roadkill, it’s very rare that the whole animal will be able to be salvaged, so I just pull out whatever I want to use. Then I wash off the access that’s around the bones with a water hose. Then I place the bones in a bucket of hydrogen peroxide for a couple days. Doing this not only cleans off any extra fat and blood and whatnot, but it also whitens the bones.
Example: The spine here before hydrogen peroxide: http://bone-factory.tumblr.com/post/20208284299/bones-pre-cleaning
And After: http://bone-factory.tumblr.com/post/21914339283/new-clean-skull-and-spine
Keep in mind that if it is a part like a spine, the hydrogen peroxide will deteriorate any tendons keeping the vertebras together, so it will be in pieces after you take it out and will need putting back together.
Hope this answered your question. :)
I really wish I didn’t have school and work getting in the way so I could just do this full time. I’d have a great collection and make lots of things.
Currently working on some tooth rings and snake fang necklaces. :)
I definitely will!
Sorry, those are no longer available. I do plan on having more up soon!