Inner Ear Hair

Submitted by Jim Bianchi on 1/19/01. ( Jim_Bianchi@cguusa.com ) 63.89.65.110

I'm playing with a spare WT cape for practice mounts. While turning the ears, I noticed allot of the small/short/white inner ear hair coming off as I handled the ear while turning. I was giving it some good force in order to get the ear opener in.. so I'm sure I pulled out the hair by force. But it only happened on one ear.

Do you think this is indicative of a cape that will eventually slip elsewhere? It was a road kill, but fresh when I got it and I think overall it was cared for pretty well.

I plan to tan it myself w/ EZ-100 and it's currently salt drying hard. Thanks -Jim

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Jim I also have that on even fresh capes

This response submitted by John C on 1/19/01. ( ) 208.44.115.17

I think it is just fragile hair breaking off more than slipping. I scrounge every road kill I can get to experiment with. But this happens even on very fresh bow kills. I seldom have any problems after the initial handling. I think the weather has been fairly well cool everywhere. I left a road kill coon out for a week just to see skinned it even split out the face as you have to salted too its now in the pickle and it has not lost but very few hair and none in clumps. plan on making a rug with it.

Be sure that the fluids can drain, i.e. head up hill on a slooping board and I think you will be ok. JOhn C


Road Kill Deer?

This response submitted by CD on 1/21/01. ( ) 207.218.245.7

What state are you in that it's legal to pick up a
road kill deer? Not in Texas I know!


OK in MO

This response submitted by Bob on 1/21/01. ( rglynn5@home.com ) 24.181.170.230

You can pick up road kills in Missouri but you have to contact law enforcement of some kind to get a permit to posses.Either police or game warden can and will issue a permit at no charge.


OK in MO

This response submitted by Bob on 1/21/01. ( rglynn5@home.com ) 24.181.170.230

You can pick up road kills in Missouri but you have to contact law enforcement of some kind to get a permit to posses.Either police or game warden can and will issue a permit at no charge.

Now my question. I tan my own capes. Salt(24hrs.), Pickle(24-36hrs),Flesh, then Liqua Tan. Capes are either frozen after pickleing and fleshing or tanned then mounted 24 hrs. after liqua tanning.
Most are just fine but maybe 5% have slip spots. Usually on the back of ears when Im positioning or on neck when Im sewing. When it slips it comes off with top layer of skin.Epidermus? Why does it slip in spots but not everywhere. If I notice it slipping and avoid that spot till it dries will it set or will it eventually fall out? Thanks for help.


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