Rehydrating an air dryed hyde?

Submitted by Stuart on 8/1/00. ( sweniger@feist.com ) 216.236.5.146

Does anyone have a good process for rehydrating a green air dryed wolf hyde prior ot tanning? I figured
just soaking up in a 40% salt solution with a good bacteriacide, prior to pickleing and tanning would work
but wasn't sure. I have not run into this situation yet and thought someone could offer suggestions. Thanks!

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Relax R

This response submitted by Mark on 8/1/00. ( knoblochs@worldnet.att.net ) 12.74.72.58

What you can do is use our Relax R and Basacryl NBKU to soak
the skin up. Use at a ratio of 3 oz of salt 1/2oz Relax R
and 1/8 oz Basacryl NBKU to each gallon and soak for about
6 to 8 hours, You can take some Relax R and mix it with
some water at a 50% to 50% ratio take the skin out of the solution
and paint it on the flesh, fold in half and let sit for
about 3 hours then place back into rehydration solution
until plyable. We do offer a free technical booklet with
these formulas and tips in it to everyone. You can also
look at this on our online web site. www.knoblochs.com
You can contact us at
303-666-9045
Mark Daniels
Knoblochs
Knoblochs@worldnet.att.net


Musk Ox

This response submitted by J.T. on 8/1/00. ( northlandtaxidermy@sk.sympatico.ca ) 142.165.115.64

I have a Musk Ox to tan, that is in the same condition.
I will have to order some Basacryl NBKU, and give it a
try.
P.S. Mark, will it hurt to leave a hide in this
solution for longer.


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