Blood stains on pronghorn hair

Submitted by Dan Apple on 01/20/2004. ( )

I just finished a batch of pronghorn using the McKenzie tan. There is still a lot of blood staining on the hair, I expected most of it to dissolve in the pickle and rinsing stages but it is still there for the most part. What will remove it?

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Blood Out

This response submitted by Old Man on 01/20/2004. ( )

Use Blood out form McKenzie. This is the produce # 451047

God Bless

To little to late.

This response submitted by JOhn C on 01/20/2004. ( )

Why is it these questions are not ask before the pickle and tanning?

Most likely the pickle set the blood stains.

Blood should always be removed before the salting and pickle stages.

Let us know how it turns out.

wire brush

This response submitted by sean on 01/20/2004. ( )

will help but will also remove hair. Its better to clean it completely before pickling and during the rehydration process.

Do Not use a wire brush!

This response submitted by Coyote on 01/20/2004. ( )

or your going to remove the hair completely from the area you brush.


Too late period

This response submitted by George on 01/20/2004. ( )

Pronghorn hair is hollow like deer. UNLIKE deer, however, the hair is open ended and anytime you allow blood to saturate it, the hair uses osmosis and actually sucks the blood up the open tube of hair. I won't ever come out without shearing and that's not an option. The BEST way to handle this is inform the customer and for him to keep the hide away from pooled blood.

Try hydrogen peroxide

This response submitted by Austin on 02/01/2004. ( )

For any blood stains, try using the full strength solution of hyrodgen peroxide. That works well on any blood stain as it works on the proteins found in the blood. Hydorgen peroxide works well in the laundry, or anywhere you have to remove blood stains. All the best.

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