rattlesnake skin

Submitted by Becca on 04/29/2004 at 19:36. ( Helovesmeasiam@aol.com )

I have a 5 1/2 ft rattlesnake skin currently tacked down on a board and salted down. When finished I would like to have it mounted on cedar wood. What are my next steps to preserve this skin? I have no knowledge on this so any help is appreciated.

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This response submitted by wetnwild on 04/30/2004 at 08:04. ( )

Ordring Bruce Rittels snake tan kit. You have done everything right up to this point, might as well finish with a bang. Will give you a nice soft tanned skin that will last a lifetime with no color loss.

salted for how long?

This response submitted by Becca on 04/30/2004 at 19:49. ( )

How long do I keep the skin salted down? Thank you for your help and quick response!


This response submitted by wetnwild on 05/01/2004 at 17:06. ( )

Until you get the tanning kit in. You can tan the skins fresh, but since you salted it first, no problem. It was the correct thing to do. When the kit comes in, just continue the process according to directions


This response submitted by john on 8/13/04 at 1:11 AM. ( misfit1_99@yahoo.com )

I have two nailed on boards and salted down. Thanks for the tip on what to do next. My next question. Wanted to know if im skinning them right. Is there a web site to go see?

which side up

This response submitted by kevin on 8/25/04 at 10:20 AM. ( shoukiejoey@aol.com )

Which side of the skin do you want facing up?

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