Is there anything special I need to do with the rattles? I am tanning this snake to be stretched on a board and displayed.
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As long as you remove as much muscle as you can from the bottom of the rfattlke it will cure in the tan. Then you canm apply a sealer if you want to the rattles( elmers glue) which will gloss them and hold them together since it dries clear. Water down the elmers 50\50 with water
no special treatment needed for the rattlers. Since you are tanning the skin, the rattlers will also be taken care of in the tan (even though they don't need it).
Thank you both for responding.