At the momment skinning seems to take a couple of hours and its usually late in the evening by the time I finish. Do I have to flesh the skin before I can freeze it to come back to in a couple of days? And is it OK to put borax on or should I use salt? Or does it depend on whether I am going to dry preserve it for a mount or tan it for a skin. Also am I supposed to rehydrate, if so what do I do?
Apologies for so many questions but I would really appreciate any response. Thank you.
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Never put anything on a hide that's going into the freeze, ESPECIALLY SALT. Next time you take it out, be prepared to finish the job. Refreezing and thawing only invites big trouble.
ROUGH FLESH THE SKIN---TURN EARS--SPLIT LIPS--SODIUM SULFATE--ROLL UP HIDE FLESH SIDE IN ----AND FREEZE IVE DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM SODIUM SULFATE IS NOT THE SAME AS PLAIN SALT!