Help with Skunk !

Submitted by Rick,T on 02/21/2004 at 05:45. ( )

I have 2 skunks I am working on, one is in the freezer-I'm looking for someone to freeze dry it, and the other one is almost ready for tanning, but I cant get all the odor out, here were the steps I took up till now.

1. skinned skunk out and rough fleshed.
2. Mixed up 3% proxide,baking soada,Dawn and sumrged for an hour.
3. Rinsed in cold water 3x's
4. Salted
5. resalted
6. rehydrated
7. pickled for 4 days in saftee acid
8. degreased in 2gals water and Kemsol (3 times)
9. pickled again

I am ready to tan this smelly bugger and it still has a bit of an odor to it, what else can I do? will the Liqua tan cover up some of the remaining odor or will the odor eventually diminish once mounted and dry? Any help I can get here will be GREATLY APPRICIATED>

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I dont know

This response submitted by t on 02/21/2004 at 14:48. ( )

did you forget to nuetralize it? So does it smell when mounting a skunk or is it not that bad?

Skunk oil

This response submitted by nobody on 02/21/2004 at 16:48. ( )

Skunks odors is from the oil they spray out that gets on the fur. This can be washed off by washing in white gas our a solvate. The best time is in the green state after you flesh it. A quick rinse after. I would pickle it again before tanning.

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