drying salted bobcat in warm weather

Submitted by lee on 2/14/01. ( )

i have searched the archives and im still
not sure. will warm or cold weather effect
my salting and drying process?
im in wa and its about 30 degrees outside,
can i do all this at room temp,(70)
if so how long after salting can i let dry?
seems to me 4 or 5 days at room temp would invite

thanks for any advice

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get it dry

This response submitted by Todd on 2/14/01. ( bowhntr@prodigy.net )

Yes weather and humidity does make a difference in the drying process.
But as for hair slipping, the reason you salt is to STOP hair slip and kill bacteria.Get rid of meat and fat and then salt aSAP,after 24hours resalt again.then let dry as long as you want...............
as far as warm weather,the hotter and dryer the better.the salt pulls moisture out of skin,and sets the hair, NEVER leave a hide in wet humid weather, hope this helps .


This response submitted by lee on 2/14/01. ( )

thanks todd

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