I started my Maceration Tank a few weeks ago but its going to get [glow=blue,2,300]COLD[/glow]tommorow I bought a 2-5GAL aquirium heater to put in it my tanks basically a painted 3/4 filled 5gallon bucket . Will putting this smaller heater in the water be enough and will it effect anything. (I moded a little shield thing so the skull wont directly contact the heater.)
o that is mean trkyman weasle i would say to just put it in a wire cage and put it out side things will still feed on it just make it so scavengers can get in and out with out draging the hole skull out with them
andy may have an idea,but sometimes if nothing eats it the meat and tissue will get hard and ull find it very dificult 2 get it off,but depending on which heater u got (it should say on the box wut size tank its made for) it may or may not be enuff 2 heat the water.
Turkey season is over.....Is it deer season yet???
A 5 gallon bucket withan aquarium heater is fine for macaration, all I use is a rectangular tub from Wal Mart big enough for 3 deer heads at once with an aquarium heater in it and it works great. And weasel, how far are you from Hulbert, its about 9 or 10 miles west of Tallequah, I have a sister in law that lives up there and I have mounted a few oklahoma deer from that area for a couple nephews.
Weasel, I do mine outside here in Alaska at minus 20-40 and the heater in a bucket or a bin works just fine. I use the titanium submersible heaters so I don't have to worry about evaporation. Most of the time I keep a lid on, but some of my buckets I don't have one, so the submersible works best. Suction cup it to the side of the bucket or bin and drop the skulls in