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Hansen stirs through the bedding mixture in a tray containing hundreds of the flesh-eating beetles to expose the beetles and larva he uses to clean the flesh from animal skulls. The beetles are used to clean skulls and bones for display or research without boiling, which destroys much of the fine detail of the skull.

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