fox tanning

Submitted by Tyler Martin on 01/14/2003. ( ) 64.12.96.198

Using Rittels Ez-100 does a fox have to be dried before the pickling and tanning process or can I skin it, flesh it, and then put it in the pickle.

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you can

This response submitted by eric on 01/14/2003. ( patti@syclone.net ) 63.80.112.119

but now your adding additional risk to the outcome...as fox are notorious for wanting to have hair slippage i feel its very important to give it a good salting (2 to 3 times) and dry b4 i pickle and tan. heres the way i look at....how much does it cost to replace a specimen that might have come out perfect had i used .50 cents worth of salt on it (as it only costs me $4.69 for a 50lb bag at the local feed store....when you salt and dry your pulling out the moisture wich tightens up the hair and depletes the ability of bacteria to take up residence in your hide as there is no moisture to feed it
my personal preference
eric


$2.89 at Fleet Farm

This response submitted by Mike Dunbar on 01/15/2003. ( ) 207.230.218.54

for 50# of "Mix N Fine" salt, can't go wrong! Although I don't use this salt for the soak solutions, just the green hides.


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