how do you clean your shark jaws so you can hang them on the wall??

i caught a big wooby and i have cut the jaws out of it and want to no how you guys get the last of the meat of the jaws and treat it so they stay white?? i have heard let the ants east the meat away and also boil the jaws but what isd the best way??

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try coke

Mon, 2012-03-19 14:51

 just keep an eye on it as the cartilage and teeth can start to soften

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 do as much as u can with a

Mon, 2012-03-19 14:56

 do as much as u can with a knife. then put a stick in its mouth to keep it open. put it over an ant mound. works good!

 

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shark jaws

Mon, 2012-03-19 15:00

I'm no expert on the matter only ever having done a couple.  I remember doing the the "ants nest" thing with a set of shark jaws when I was a little tacker but it took ages if I remember correctly.  I just did (a couple of months ago) a set of jaws from a shark my young fella caught.  It was only a little whaler of some description so the jaws were pretty small.  I trimmed as much as I could off with a decent sharp knife and then put the jaws in a bucket of salt (with a stick in them too keep them propped open).  Pulled them out about a week later and they were pretty dry and it was easy to scrape of any remaining fleshy bits.  Put them back in salt for another couple of weeks and they dried up really well.  I do remember my cousin trying the boiling method once when we were kids but all the teeth fell out.  maybe we boiled them too hard and too long or something but it didnt work so well.

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Check out this site

Mon, 2012-03-19 17:51

Seems quite informative.

http://www.pierandsurf.com/fishing-forum/showthread.php?40659-How-to-prepare-shark-jaws-From-beach-extraction-to-final-mounting

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Do not boil them

Mon, 2012-03-19 18:14

Whatever you do, don't boil them. It'll fuck the cartilage and they'll fall apart.

Clean as much as you can off with a knife

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Scapel

Mon, 2012-03-19 18:53

Use a scapel to clean as much skin and meat off as possible but don't get over keen on the jaw hinges as you'll have them fall to bits.

You can use a fine sand paper to get then smooth and a small dab of household bleach for whitening them but don't use too much.

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as canarvonite says

Mon, 2012-03-19 19:28

you can pretty much get all the meat and skin off with a knife. remember to prop them straight up and down as well as cross ways for a nice round smile!! ahaha

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Absolutely spot there.

Wed, 2012-03-21 14:56

Absolutely spot on there.

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 boiling is what you do to

Mon, 2012-03-19 19:46

 boiling is what you do to get the teeth out! dont do it. Peroxide brushed on after all the flesh is gone will whiten it nicely.

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Have just started on a set

Mon, 2012-03-19 20:01

Have just started on a set for the young fella today. Actually made a cage so the feral cats don't drag it away and stuck them right on top of an ant mound behind work. They attacked it straight away. Will check tomorrow and report back.

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Ants

Mon, 2012-03-19 20:38

Ants can and will eat the parts that you need to keep them together, like the jaw hinges.

Keep them away from dogs, they absolutely love to eat them , teeth and all.

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That's for sure, my dog cut

Fri, 2012-03-23 11:52

That's for sure, my dog cut her paws and mouth chomping on a set of jaws

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Ah I reckon if you time it

Mon, 2012-03-19 20:45

Ah I reckon if you time it right. Nothing super glue can't fix ;)

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ants nest works a treat, dont

Wed, 2012-03-21 12:08

ants nest works a treat, dont boil herd the teeth can fall out

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 ive heard of two technique

Thu, 2012-03-22 20:44

 ive heard of two technique but never tried any of them. one was to soak them in bleach for a period of time to remove flesh snd whiten the sharks pearly whites. the other technique was to burry the head near the high tide line on an ocean beach for  aperiod of time. again im not sure how effective the methods were as i have never bother keeping the jaws.

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cheers everyone

Thu, 2012-03-22 20:55

i left them with the deckie who has done them before but they got drunk and decided it was a good idea to boil them even after i told them not too! so i will have to get another set! bugger hopefully next time from somethin decent! thanks to all that commented

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I checked mine yesterday and

Thu, 2012-03-22 21:09

I checked mine yesterday and the ants are about athird of the way done. Will check again on Sunday.

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