Hide prep

Submitted by Brad on 02/15/2004. ( walkingwind3315@aol.com ) 152.163.252.165

I would like to know a few things.First is...I have a trapper that wants me to flesh and dry some of his pelts.Being new to taxidermy i havent encounter that yet and i thought this would be some good practice.He wants them fleshed,stretched and air dried.To do the stretching do i need to tack the pelts to a board and let them air dry.Also do i need to wash them and degrease them before i tack and air dry them.He also has a few pelts that he wants tanned and he has already fleshed and air dried them.How do i go about tanning those
?Do i just rehydrate in salt and water and then pickel and tan.I will be using Knoblochs Para-tan to tan the hide.I am also going to look in the archives but any and all help will be appreciated.thanks

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