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Bone Collector

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I have two deer heads buried in my garden. I took most of the fur off but left most of the meat on. I put one in on Nov 3rd and the other on the 23rd.

I want to turn the soil this weekend. do you think that they will be ready to take out or should I turn everything except that small area and just take them out and turn it around the 15th when I plant?
 

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Mine have been close to clear after 4 months. I think it just depends on the temp and the bugs. Pull it up and check it and if its not done put it back in. It's not gonna hurt anything.
 

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Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)
 

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bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)
:D :D :D
 

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bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)

:D
 

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jos3ywales said:
bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)

:D
Perfect example of why we call him Bowriter. :D

If u dig now, please post the 4 month results.
 

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bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)

:D This ^^^ is great LOL!!
 

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Bone Collector said:
I have two deer heads buried in my garden. I took most of the fur off but left most of the meat on. I put one in on Nov 3rd and the other on the 23rd.

I want to turn the soil this weekend. do you think that they will be ready to take out or should I turn everything except that small area and just take them out and turn it around the 15th when I plant?

I saw an anthill today, so I guess they're coming out of dormancy. Dig them up, find an anthill, poke it with a stick, and come back in 10 mins. :D
 

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bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)

You just won the internet.
 

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bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)

Thanks BW i can always count on you for the best advice and answers...
 

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TAFKAP said:
Bone Collector said:
I have two deer heads buried in my garden. I took most of the fur off but left most of the meat on. I put one in on Nov 3rd and the other on the 23rd.

I want to turn the soil this weekend. do you think that they will be ready to take out or should I turn everything except that small area and just take them out and turn it around the 15th when I plant?

I saw an anthill today, so I guess they're coming out of dormancy. Dig them up, find an anthill, poke it with a stick, and come back in 10 mins. :D

i put one in an anthill once. all they did was incorporate it into their nest. after 2 weeks, they still hadn't removed anything from it.
 

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bowriter said:
Unless you really fertlized them and kept the soil warm, they will not grow. You planted them at the wrong time. I get best results when I plant mine in the spring and harvest them in the fall.

This is a perfect example of the difference between kill and harvest. :)

That explains what I've been doing wrong!
 

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Just dig em up and boil what's left off of them. stik boils his and it's not stinky. Kinda creepy looking when it's only partway done and staring at you from the sink in a dark kitchen but not stinky. :)
 

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stik said:
TAFKAP said:
Bone Collector said:
I have two deer heads buried in my garden. I took most of the fur off but left most of the meat on. I put one in on Nov 3rd and the other on the 23rd.

I want to turn the soil this weekend. do you think that they will be ready to take out or should I turn everything except that small area and just take them out and turn it around the 15th when I plant?

I saw an anthill today, so I guess they're coming out of dormancy. Dig them up, find an anthill, poke it with a stick, and come back in 10 mins. :D

i put one in an anthill once. all they did was incorporate it into their nest. after 2 weeks, they still hadn't removed anything from it.

Has to be the right kind of ant. Not all ants eat flesh. I am no entymologist so I don;t which ones do and don't. I do know, very few uncles eat flesh from long dead and previously buried skulls and get to stay around me very long.
 

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