Adding Anti-Bacterial agent to tanning solution.

Submitted by Greg on 11/23/04 at 7:56 PM. ( )

I use the Automatic Tanner to tan my deer hides. I use the following solution: 2 gallons water, 16.5 oz. Aluminum Sulfate, 14 oz. salt, and 2 oz. Soda Ash. Can I add Basacryl to the solution as a bacterial agent without affecting the tan. And if I can in what ratio should I use. Or is there another Bacterial agent that would be better for this tanning process?

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No need to. the pH prohibits bacterial growth

This response submitted by Ben on 11/23/04 at 10:19 PM. ( )

Unless you fail to remove the skins for days, do you do that?

Your formula should drop the pH below that which promote hyper bacterial growth.

Why add any Bacteriacide to a tan?

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 11/24/04 at 2:53 AM. ( )

I don't understand your question! Why wuld you want to add any Bacteriacide to a tan if it stabilizes the protein? Stabilization also means the tan must fix with the fibers - a Bacteriacide included is simply a waste of money! I wouldnt even consider using it for this step in the process!

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