I just receive a batch of wet tanned capes and skins from my tannery and several of them have mold spots on them. What is the best way to treat them before mounting? I can't seem to find anything in the archives. It looks to me like they were left lying around in a damp environment and not frozen as they should have been while waiting for the rest of the dry tanning order to be completed. I would appreciate some advice. Thanks
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The mold won't hurt anything, you can just soak in water for an hour or so and it will go away. I usually wash my capes just prior to mounting them, this would also clean off the mold. I've seen it a few times before in my stuff and it hasn't affected the outcome of the mount at all...
Al,in the video tanning with Mark Daniels and Mark Mclain, they suggest applieing bacteracide to the skins with a rag-these skins are dry salted but I don't see why this wouldn't work for your wet tanned skins.