Frequently Asked Questions


Compared to traditional taxidermy mounts, European mounts (skull mounts) cost less than 25% of traditional taxidermy.

No, the skulls does not need to be skinned before we receive them. You can send them in any condition, but the fresher the better. We do not charge an extra fee for unskinned or spoiled specimens.

We don't need to collect on skulls, but custom articulations require 1/3 down payment.

Yes. If you would prefer to drop off your skulls in person, you are welcome to do so. Please call us at 1-800-659-SKULL or (405)794-9300 for directions. During Oklahoma's gun season for deer we will be open extended hours Monday-Friday as well as every Saturday. Be sure to call for these hours.

Approximately three to four months; however, every skull cleans differently and during certain times of the year the volume of orders will slow down the process. We make every effort to return your order to you as promptly as possible.

Yes. In most cases Skulls Unlimited uses dermestid beetles to remove the flesh, just like most museums.

The jaws and/or horns are not attached to the skulls unless you request them attached.  Additionally, certain species, such as Deer, Elk, Moose etc. will not have their jaws cleaned and returned unless requested; these species are noted as such on our Price List page. In most instances with horned animals, the horns are removed during cleaning. When we do so, the horns are returned to you with the skulls and will easily slide back onto the skull. Antlers are never removed from the skull and will be returned completely intact.

Yes. Skull Unlimited now offers both wall pedestals, as well as table top pedestals for most horned or antlered species at an additional charge.

Yes. Skulls Unlimited puts a sealer on the skulls to protect them from their environment.

Our process is designed to ensure your skulls do not shrink beyond normal drying.

We use non-removable, individually numbered plastic banding tags that are attached to every skull when it arrives at our facility. The cleaning acknowledgment you receive after your skulls are accepted into our system lists the numbers on the skull tags.

No. Skulls Unlimited charges a 7.5% bio-hazardous disposal surcharge. Return shipping is also not included in the cleaning price. These are added to the total when your specimens are ready to be returned to you.

No. If you send us more than one skull for cleaning in the same package, we will wait until all of the specimens are finished to save you money on return shipping. However, if you would prefer to have certain items from your order returned to you earlier, you are welcome to request we ship them back to you when they are finished and ready.