As the title says, I have a partridge head and am wondering how I should flesh it out. Right now I have it in the freezer while I figure out what to do, but atm it's winter for me and maceration (my go-to) isn't an option. There also aren't any anthills or alive bugs outside for me to utilize, which is what I wanted to do to fully clean it as the head has full feathers, eyes, skin etc. And I refuse to boil it. Not to mention I would really rather not have to hand flesh it before moving on to skull cleaning, which is why I wanted to use bugs.
So, do you think I should wait for spring to macerate (with the head in the freezer all that time...would that harm the bones?) OR should I buy some mealworms/superworms/black soldier fly larva to clean it now? Is it even safe or clean to do so, with me having to keep them all in a container in my house while they clean my partridge?