Skull Taxidermy Dermestid Beetle Kits

We make bones about it!

Our dermestid beetle kits contain both adult beetles and larvae. These Dermestes maculatus beetles are used to strip flesh for skeleton preparation and most commonly for skull cleaning during hunting season. The flesh eating beetles will work to clean skulls quickly and efficiently for beautiful trophy mounts. They provide an effective method of skull cleaning that, unlike other methods of flesh removal – like boiling, leave skull and bone pristine rather than oily. Skull cleaning with dermestid beetles has long been the preferred method for hunters, museums, and taxidermists. Based in Montana, our years of experience will provide you with a healthy and relatively low maintenance starter colony for your skull cleaning needs.

We specialize in

Dermestid Beetle Kits • Skull Cleaning • European Mounts • Skull and Antler Reproductions • Skull and Antler Repair

Dermestes Maculatus

For the love of beetles! Truly the work horses of our business. Where others see bugs, we see beauty. We sell Dermestid Beetles so that you can start your own colony for personal or commercial use.

Skull Cleaning

We use Dermestid Beetles to clean your bones and skulls. Price list available based on species. See our Skull Cleaning page for pricing information.

Based in Montana

Family Owned and Operated

“If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.”

– JBS Haldane

Buy Dermestid Beetle Kits Online

#1 Dermestid Beetle Starter Kit

Standard Beetle Starter kit with 300+ beetles and larvae. Includes instructions and bedding.

#2 Dermestid Beetle Super Kit

The equivalent of over six of our #1 Beetle Starter kits. Over 2,000 beetles and larvae for speedy colony generation or multiple colonies.