Some guys say to let the skin dry rock hard then pickle,Some like John Belluci in his video say to put in pickle after a couple of hours.Ihave some small mammals;ring tail,oppossum,ect.like to know which way to go. Thanks, Rick.
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Rick, you can go straight to the pickling process after salting for several hours, but the reason a lot of us let the skin salt dry is because it helps to really lock the hair in. I used to go straight to the pickle after salting for 24 hours . I watched a tape from Bruce Rittel on tanning and he suggested letting youre skins salt dry to lock in the hair, I was some what skeptical but thought I would give it a try.I did notice that in letting the skins dry the epidermis slippage around the eyes has pretty much stopped and the hair on the hides is much tighter.
Thank you for the information,Rick.