keeping beetles out of salt dried hides

Submitted by Chris on 03/19/2004 at 09:41. ( )

Anybody have some good ideas of how to store salt dried hides, while keeping the beetles out of them? I know I would just as soon have them in a pickle barrel, but that isn't feasible in this case. The only thing I can think of is storing the salt dried hides in a freezer.


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Store below 55 degrees

This response submitted by Lonestar on 03/19/2004 at 10:05. ( )

Below 55 degrees stops the metabolic processes of most of the hide pests. Also, pyrethrins applied with a sprayer seems to work quite well.

same problems with tanned hides

This response submitted by Sandy on 03/19/2004 at 17:33. ( )

I have used a creme tan that was 'painted' on some exotics and still have beetles trying to make homes. Not as substantially as when it was freshly tanned but still there occasionally - any suggestions?

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