Red Fox Pelt

Submitted by Nancy on 5/3/05 at 9:35 PM. ( ) 12.161.216.47

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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split the tail

This response submitted by terryr on 5/4/05 at 12:24 AM. ( ) 12.207.33.102

go to anus and slip a pair of scissors inside of tail and cut to the very tip and then salt


And never use Kosher Salt!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 5/4/05 at 1:16 AM. ( rittel@mindspring.com ) 207.69.138.6

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.


Wrapping that skin tightly........

This response submitted by Chris on 5/4/05 at 9:28 AM. ( ) 68.118.138.104

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.

Chris


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