alligator salting

Submitted by Chris Hopkins on 03/22/2004 at 00:24. ( chrishop27@yahoo.com ) 65.3.37.107

I am looking for info. on how to preserve an alligator hide. I have recently skinned and lightly fleshed it and placed it in the freezer. On beaver and other mammals, I use salt and borax after fleshing to cure the hide while the fur is pinned to a board. Will the same method work for the alligator? If not, what can I do to help preserve the hide. If it helps, the gator is 5 feet long. Thanks

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