I am working on a red fox pelt complete with feet, head and tail, this pelt has not been split and the tail bone has been completly removed. Now, for fleshing, I have reversed the skin and did about eight pound kosher salt, rolled into itself and tightly wrapped. How do I set the inside of the tail saturated? I would like to keep this as a solid pelt for the wall. Any thoughts? I going in the right direction? Thanks
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go to anus and slip a pair of scissors inside of tail and cut to the very tip and then salt
Kosher salt is not a good choice. It simply doesnt dissolve well! Use Table Salt or even Iodized Salt if you have to. Or - go to a feed store and buy Grain Salt the kind they mix with cow feed. Kosher salt is not recommended for tanning purposes.
is a no, no at best as well. You will be trapping all the fluids that you are trying to remove from the skin. Salt the hide down good and hang it in front of a fan. Unless you have 98% humidity that fox will be 90% dry by morning.