Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chicken (er, Cornish Game Hen) Mummification: Cluckembalmen

So, six years ago, when I read The Well Trained Mind (when M-girl was two months old or so) one of the ideas that caught my imagination was chicken mummification.  How cool?! I thought! And I've been waiting, ever so patiently, to do that project ever since.

Today was the day.

Making the natron: 1 part salt to 2 parts each Baking Soda and Washing Soda



Washing thoroughly in hot water.

Looking inside and drying well.  This is after rinsing in rubbing alcohol.

Undignified pose, waiting to be filled with the natron mixture.

Filling and surrounding.

Needed one and a half recipes to completely cover.

Finished and ready for its rest.  I did put the container into a 2 gallon ziplock bag.

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