Pickling Crystals

Submitted by C Owren on 5/27/01. ( )

Is there any other place to buy pickling crystals other than from a taxidermy supply company? Thank you, C Owren

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This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 5/27/01. ( rittel@ici.net )

There are probably a lot of local Chemical Companies in your area that sell pickling acids. However, you usually have to buy it the same way the Taxidermy and Tanning Suppliers have to - in 55 Lb. Bags or 55 Gallon Drums. Don't be too hard on the Suppliers. They have to buy it the same way, truck it to their location, maintain an inventory, then repackage it, pay someone to do it, handle your order and questions, advertise, provide information, labels and bottling or packaging, and still provide some margin of profit - just like you! They provide convenient smaller quantities, at a reasonable price, for Taxidermists that have no need for the larger quantities!

By the way, the name "pickling crystals" can be interpeted only if you can refer to which Supplier sells it. Many suppliers sell "pickling crystals" that are really Oxalic or Citric Acid crystals. If you need more info - simply click on my E-Mail address above!

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