Fox ears

Submitted by Scott on 1/21/01. ( )

I have a problem with my fox ears slipping.I was told that this is caused by the heat in your hand while skinning causes the hair to slip I wear rubber gloves any suggestions?

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Try this

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

I have never had this problem but I know it is very common,Try to use gell ice packs to keep them cool while you are handling.This is only a suggestion but I think it will help.

fox ears

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

I just salt while i am turning them havent had prob sense i stated doing it that way.


This response submitted by deer woman on 1/22/01. ( )

...and keep things cool, try to skin and turn as soon after the animal is dead, then salt it. Get the skin rock hard dry before starting tanning process, and soak out in bactericide, salt, alum sulfate mix, when relaxed, rinse well and put in a fresh pickle no higher than PH 2.I use safety acid,I have no slip problems anymore with these methods.Use handfull of alum sulphate in soak out, don't need alot, just enough to tighten the fur.Also send to Advantage Fur Dressing in Texas, if you prefer commercial tan, I never had an ear slip with them, and nice stretch too.

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