I'd just recently received a weasel and I can't tell if it's tanned or not. Before I bought it, The guy I bought it from said it smelled like Krowtann and I think it does also. Can someone help me out? What can I do to play it safe so that it doesn't start decomposing on my fireplace after I mount it? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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..you can test it with a thumbnail. Press your thumbnail down on the skin. If the indent stays down after a few minutes, it's tanned. But with a thin skinned weasel, it probably won't work like that. Probably wouldn't matter that much on a weasel anyway. LOL.
What I would do is borax it before mounting,just to be on the safe side
If it is tanned,the borax won't hurt it (correct me if I'm wrong please) and if it's not tanned,then the borax will preserve it
Right or wrong,that's what I would do
Eddie the Stuffer