Salt for capes

Submitted by Keith on 2/19/01. ( )

I recently purchased a 50# bag of Morton Kleer Mixing Salt from a local feed store that they claim is used for taxidermy work. Can this be used for salting the capes versus salt from the grocery store? It is a whole lot cheaper and a bigger quanity. The only thing is it does not say non iodized. It is called Yellow Prussiate of Soda. Can anyone tell me if this is ok to substitute and will it work?

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It works just as good for me.

This response submitted by Brandon on 2/19/01. ( )

It's ok.


This response submitted by Jerry Hart on 2/19/01. ( )

I too use salt that has Yellow Prussiate of Soda added to it. My understanding is that this is added to prevent the salt from caking. I also have been told that if iodine has been hadded to the salt it MUST say so on the package. The salt you've purchased should be just fine for what you need it for.

Use it

This response submitted by Ron on 2/19/01. ( )

Yes use it.

Jerry is correct

This response submitted by John C on 2/19/01. ( )

It is the same stuff I use.

When looking at the label on the bag, YPofS is ok, it does nothing to the pH. I have never had any problem with it in over 20 years.

IT will work!

This response submitted by Darrell on 2/19/01. ( )


It's the exact salt that I use. It will be fine.


This response submitted by Jim Tucker on 2/20/01. ( )

Iodized salt won't make a difference. I have had to use it in a pinch (shot some small game when I had no way of getting it back frozen)! The reason they always say NON-IODIZED salt is that it is way cheaper!

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