How can I rehydrate a fox hide that has been air dried?

Submitted by CWfW on 03/23/2004 at 23:16. ( ) 66.112.81.69

a guy brought me in a fox to be tanned and hung on the wall. the ears are not turned and the face is not fleshed. Do i rehydrate it with plain water or do i want to use a salt water. i've been told both ways and don't know what to think. i can't send it out like it is so i need some help please.........thanks

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check the dam archives idiot

This response submitted by JOhn C on 03/23/2004 at 23:19. ( ) 66.82.9.82

i am a master taxidermist, if you want an answer to your question look it up in the archives over 10 pages of hits using rehydration found in . 34 seconds.


Not Me 66.233.157.155 see

This response submitted by John C on 03/24/2004 at 00:14. ( ) 66.233.157.155

Come on cant you do better than that


I would go straight into the pickle.

This response submitted by John C on 03/24/2004 at 09:56. ( ) 66.233.157.155

I would go stright into the pickle, but have the pickle at a 3.0 pH
You will need to open the ears a little at a time as they soften.
Check the pH often! Sometimes the lower pH 2.0, will not allow a hide to soften, thats why I recommend the 3.0-3.5 pH once you have everything turned you can drop the pH if you like.


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