Moose Cape back from Tannery, SLIPPING

Submitted by Pete on 4/22/05 at 4:20 PM. ( sterling@sacoriver.net ) 65.162.193.36

Hopefully, somebody will have some words of advice. I just received a Moose cape back from the tannery. It is a dry tan. I have mounted dozens of Moose and never had a cape come back from the tannery that has loose hair.

There are areas on the cape that can be pulled and the hair comes right out. Is there anything I can treat this cape with before or during rehydration to help keep the haire intact? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,

Pete

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Pete,

This response submitted by Glen Conley on 4/22/05 at 5:30 PM. ( g.conley@verizon.net ) 70.105.81.240

check out these articles and photos and see if you are "matching up".

http://www.hidetanning.net/HairSlipTanning.html
http://www.hidetanning.net/HairSlipTannedCape.html

Be sure to catch both pages of photos in this article:
http://www.hidetanning.net/Microscope.html
http://www.hidetanning.net/Microscope2.html

I have seen hair slip as described in the articles on capes from fresh dead deer (like 5 hours later), on out. If that is what you have, I "MIGHT" be able to help you. Again, that is "MIGHT".


loose hair

This response submitted by Darrell on 4/23/05 at 1:38 AM. ( ) 204.112.216.206

The white hair on a moose falls out when pulled or even by shaking that is normal


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