enter image description hereenter image description here My grandpa found this deer skull way out in the back of a golf course (he works there) and brought it home for me. I don't mind leaving the color the way it is, I just wonder, what is the best way to clean/disinfect the skull? I want it to be nice and clean (worried about bugs eating away at the bone) before I coat it with polyurethane. Does soaking it in a hydrogen peroxide & water mixture for a few hours clean up any bugs, without altering the color too much? Thank you for your input.

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    H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is what is used for bleaching hair - it will kill bacteria etc very effectively and probably whiten bone, but shouldn't chemically attack the bone like bleach (hypochlorite) will. – bob1 Dec 7 '19 at 0:23
  • Vinegar can be used to clean off certain but not all bacteria/fungi - however if you find a way to clean it up and keep the colour a clear coat of a lightweight varnish will help preserve it if you feel inclined to do so. My brother in law boiled up one of his deer skulls from a hunt and that was it (cleaned off the remaining flesh). – Aravona Dec 9 '19 at 9:49

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