Announcement: Atlas Skull Cleaning is now FOR SALE

Yes, it is time for the owners to retire.

For the right person this is a "turn-key" business.

Yes, it is time for the owners to retire.

Our skulls are some of the finest produced in the industry because of how we degrease. For 25 years we have worked to develop a cleaning and degreasing process that has few rivals. We would like to pass on our experience to the right person.


This is a business that can be learned by any man or woman that appreciates animal bones and skulls.


This is a fantastic bargain.

For the right person this is a "turn-key" business.

Yes, it is time for the owners to retire.

We are willing to sell our established brand name, customer base, supplies, stock of skulls, accounting and invoicing software, website and advertising sources and a large beetle cleaning colony for the price of one season's gross earnings (Oct.-May). 

This means that you might pay off your investment within one year.


We once did a much larger volume of skulls, but we cut back and no longer advertised in BREAKTHROUGH or TAXIDERMY TODAY. We also have not gone to trade shows like we used to. This means there is plenty of room for market growth. 

For the right person this is a "turn-key" business.

For the right person this is a "turn-key" business.

An existing building is needed for beetle cleaning and processing.

This business has everything needed to start, except your building, licenses, and insurance.


We will work with you for a legal transfer of identity and notify current and past customers and suppliers of the changes. Our  goal is to transfer our full current customer base to you.


We will work with you as you learn accounting and invoicing, advertising online and at trade shows, website management and efficient shipping processes. 



 

An existing building is needed for beetle cleaning and processing.

An existing building is needed for beetle cleaning and processing.

An existing building is needed for beetle cleaning and processing.

You will need a heated building with these average room sizes: an enclosed room for beetle cleaning approx.12'x24', for solvent degreasing approx.12'x24' with exhaust venting, a hydrogen peroxide room with sink approx.18'x24', a fleshing room with sink and freezers approx.18'x24', and a clean storage room for finished work and shipping approx.18'x24'. 


These are minimum sizes. 

We use solvents to degrease.

An existing building is needed for beetle cleaning and processing.

How to determine if this is right for you?

You need to be willing to use solvents to obtain the quality results we achieve. This would be similar to working in a spray booth of an auto body shop - using a face mask and exhaust fan.


These solvents, as well as hydrogen peroxide, are hazardous materials and we handle them responsibly. 

How to determine if this is right for you?

An existing building is needed for beetle cleaning and processing.

How to determine if this is right for you?

If you are diligent and hard working, willing to learn and have attention to detail, this can be a successful business.

Are you  willing to learn Quickbooks accounting/invoicing; willing to learn website management; and willing to commit to fleshing and cleaning high volume of skulls during peak season?


Busy season is from October to May and things are full time. Heads come in year round, so each week the business needs attention at least part time.


Call us for details only if you are seriously interested and have financing for $33,000.

SOLVENT based degreasing -safe and secure with no shrinkage*

Beetle cleaning

Degreasing without cooking

Degreasing without cooking

Bird Skulls

Dermestid beetles are used by museums and researchers for animal skulls because they do a through job without hurting even fragile bones. 


Degreasing without cooking

Degreasing without cooking

Degreasing without cooking

Strong bone quality

Our degreasing method never uses heat** because we have seen the results: bone shrinkage, pitting, flakey or pastry white surface and open suture joints. 99% of our work is degreased with acetone.

Experience

Degreasing without cooking

Experience

Hippopotamus Skull

For over 20 years we've cleaned large and small animals of an incredible variety. Each one was important to us, representing a customer's trust in our ability to preserve a valued specimen of God's creation.

Prices

Locations

Experience

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Download prices for the most commonly cleaned species.


Taxidermists call for pricing.

Shipping

Locations

Locations

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Download a PACKING SLIP and get shipping information for a safe and quick transfer.



Locations

Locations

Locations

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Don't get lost, we're easy to find! We have two drop-off locations for you to deliver heads in person. Otherwise, ship all heads to our shop in Maryland. 

[** Heat is sometimes used when skulls are too large for our standard degreasing containers.]


Company policies:

  •  Atlas Skull Cleaning will  not responsible for damage incurred from shipping, handling or processing while in our care.  Every effort will be taken to protect your specimen.
  • All heads shipped to us need to have been legally obtained. Customers are responsible for proof of license and permits.

* Shrinkage allowed is for normal drying.



Please follow CWD rules and regulations for your state.