Glen this time i was expecting nothing less
and this time it was a axis
i defrosted it
putting another coat of stop rot as it defrosted
it smells great , looks great and is in the pickle
and no hair is floating
ill send you some pics when i mount up the whitetail and the axis
give me a few months
i thought after katrina things would be slow
thanks to you and stop rot
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I've been keeping an eye on you since you first started posting on the Forums.
I kept saying to myself, "This guy is going to figure out a new use for STOP-ROT". I know you didn't do this discovery by choice, but history tells us that many discoveries were made by accident. If you hadn't experimented, if you hadn't ventured, you would have not been able to make the statements you just did. So can the discovery really be called an accident?
Regardless, I really appreciate you sharing your observations. That is definitely a couple of notches above what I have done personally. I think you have somewhat moved things up to another plateau. Keep it up. Make some more discoveries!
Good to hear you are salvaging things. I had a stinking cape with green on it. Not sure what the green is, but after putting the stop rot on it, the green vanished.
i had 2 other axis capes from the same trip
the guy wanted rugs from these
these things could have walked off on there own
after seeing these last two saves
the one on the whitetail and the one on the axis
i almost feel like im dreaming
and i didnt do anything special with these
i just applied it after taking it off the head and left it on for a hour like the directions said
these things didnt even have a bad smell
they did have a chemical smell but after the pickle there was no
evidence of what they had been through
you are really making this one an interesting case history.
What did the flesh side of those two capes look like? How close to a fresh green cape did they appear? What did the skin feel like? Was all the hair still tight? Any epidermal slip around the eyes, lips, inside of the ears? How "stretchy" were they, if at all?
See, I've always got more questions than answers? LOL
i noticed theyhad a chemical smell that was alittle different than i had noticed before
but it wasnt over powering
the capes themselves were very sweaty
i mean they were dripping wet
like i had just shot a hose on them
as far as the hair
i could not help mysef bu not pulling on the back side of the cape
it was tight everywhere i tugged
i didnt tug close to the eye on the whitetail
but after i took it out the pickle i looked at it closer
it looked great
its in the freezer oiled and ready to go
i took the axis out of the pickle yesturday
fleshed it down to thin it some
i noticed it had no hair floating in the pickle
its back in the pickle
and i will finish it up in a couple of days
im not expecting any surprises when i finish them up
there acting better up to this point than a lot of capes i was getting before using the stop rot application
ill keep you posted when i mount um up
ill send you some pictures and you can do with them as you like
im wondering what else can i use this stuff for now
ive got a ram head ill be doing latter
wondering if i could shoot some in the horns to help them release
you know drill a hole and put some in
ill let you know if it helps
man my mind is spinning with all the possibilities
the heavy sweating, or water production is key.
The chemical smell, would you say it had a slightly sharp, kinda metallicy, kinda sulphury smell? That's the best way I know how to describe it, I hope my words made sense.
The water production tells a feller that there were some heavy duty chemical reactions going on, with the water being one of the by-products. The chemical odor, as gases, would be another by-product.
I've got some suspicions here as to what has happened.
i seam to be less able to smell the last couple of years
but id say it may be a little metalic smelling
definately there was a war chemically going on
it appears the stop rot won
ill never take a deer or anything off the head without running it
through the stop rot process
its to easy and gives me to much pc of mind
have a happy holiday Glen
I always had it figured that a guy could take a STOP-ROT treated cape, freeze it, and then ship it coast to coast without too much worrying about it. The thing is, I didn't have that long end time frame to go on until you filled in some more missing blanks with your information. Thanks tons for that! I went back and read your original post on the Katrina capes, and you're probably looking at at least ten days thawed in the bags, my personal experience only covered about three days. That's a lot of days difference.
If you would be interested in some more experimenting in new territory........send me an e-mail with your "ship to" address and I'll see if I can't use my influence and get an acid sample for you.
I've been fooling around with this acid off and on for the past several years, and there's some tricks that can be done with it. The price is a little too spicy for most people's taste, but no more than it takes, it might well make up for that in efficiency. When it is used in conjunction with STOP-ROT, it's like putting turbo boosters on the STOP-ROT. (I had to use turbo boosters for the description there, my inner tube wielding Uncle George had the audacity to insinuate that I was some rocket scientist when I first came on to this forums. Turbo boosters helps to keep things in theme)
In Joe Osborne's post about Too Much Stretch? earlier on this month, that was the acid he was refering to as an acid pre-pickle/prep. I think Joe is planning on writing an article for the WTA newsletter on what he has done with the acid treatment.
Ritchie Ferrier has been the other behind the scenes guy with me on this one. He's mounted at least one whitetail using nothing but STOP-ROT and this acid treatment. He may have done more since we were on the subject last, I think he was planning on doing something for his show room using the combination.
Paul, if you think your head is spinnin' with possibilities now.........just wait 'til I get through with you! LMAO!
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be glad to try it
have a merry Christmas Glen and all your family also