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how long to pickle????

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by mitchson1, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. mitchson1

    mitchson1 New Member

    i am using the curatan kit to tan a bobcat fur. i was planning on going out of town for a week. my question is how long can i leave the hide in the pickle with out ruining it?
  2. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    I'd be nervous about not being there to check the PH.

  3. mitchson1

    mitchson1 New Member

    i red on one of the forums but cant seem to find it. that there was one step that you could leave it soaking in sum sorta solution for monthes if you wanted. i was jus checking to see if pickling was the step.
  4. arkhunter

    arkhunter New Member

    Is that the case with any pickle?
  5. mitchson1

    mitchson1 New Member

    ok. thats wat i needed to know, ill have sum1 here to maintain the ph. thanks!!
  6. coonhunt

    coonhunt New Member

    I did not no that as well thanks
  7. A friend of mine just took an elk cape out of his pickle that he had in since Feb. He is an instructor so I would have to believe he knows what he's doing. I watched him take it out of the pickle and thin it down. No problems at all.
  8. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    Hides can stay in a pickle for years as long as the ph is good.