So I’ve been planning this post for a while, but to get pictures for the process takes a while because you have to wait a week or so while you bleach! Some people bleach their bones with hydrogen peroxide but I use bleach because it whitens the bones and kills ALL bugs! So here we go
Step 1: I lay out all my bones to make sure there are no bugs and see how dirty they are to see if I need to rinse them off
Step 2: once I rinse them off or decide I don’t need to rinse them off, I put them in a bucket. I put the taller bones in first, to make sure they fit. Sometimes having a femur, tibia or even a humerus will stick out. If that happens and the bleach doesn’t reach all the way to the top of the bone I flip it around halfway through.
Step 3: add bleach. I usually fill the bucket half full with bleach and the other half with water. The water dims the smell of the bleach and you don’t use as much bleach. Either way it still gets the bones nice and white.
Step 4: wait a week or so
Step 5: take the bones out and be sure to rinse them very well. They will take some time to dry since they’ve been soaking for a week. They also might be a different color. Like the femur in my picture has some black. That’s none marrow. It usually will go away when it dries.