Tanning A Coyote With Rittel's Traplie Tanning Kit

Submitted by Tim Chick on 1/25/1999. ( 1Chick@Home.Com )

I am just begining to do taxidermy as a hobby. I have done various mounts useing the dry presertive method and have had good success.Right now I am in the process of tanning a coyote useing Rittel's trapline tanning kit. The skin was salted and pickled so I added the kwik-tan to the mixture only to find out that I had mixed to much water,vinegar and salt.
I needed 22.5oz. of kwik-tan and only had 16oz. So my question is will the mixture still tan the hide and just take longer. Or did I just ruin my hide????

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This response submitted by Bob C on 1/26/1999. ( bobswildlife@webtv.net )

Tim, I wouldn't let the skin soak any longer, I think you just asking for trouble if you do. Do as you normaly do and hope for the best. Bob C

I thought so.

This response submitted by Tim on 1/26/1999. ( 1Chick@Home.Com )

Bob thanks for the advice that it what I figured I would have to do. Hopefully the skin will survive.
Thanks again Tim.

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