Andy, do you think you're a virgin? Do you think you're the only one who asks stupid questions? Do you think we should make exceptions for every one who's come on here and started just like you. Just look at the number of posts you have on this site and already you've decided what our purpose is here (to serve you) and that we should answer every question even if it HAS been answered thousands of times before because the person asking it didn't bother to read the introduction to the site. So as far as responding "crappy", IN MY OPINION, it's YOU! The operative word in your lamentations was "HELP". You'll find us among the most generous of artisan on the planet. Otherwise, Ken would charge you to join and we'd charge you for all the information we give away FREE here. None of us OWE you or anyone else here anything, but HELP you I gladly will. The HELP means you're making some effort on your own and you came up with two questions which are the basic tenant of all taxidermy issues. Tom King is the Krowtann fairy and he makes sure his magic dust is always there to protect it from anyone who'd speak ill of it. I can guarantee you, that if you hadn't titled your post "krowtann", he likely would have missed it completely. But it WASN'T EVEN ABOUT KROWTANN, it was about salt. If you'd have followed my advise and type "salt" into the SEARCH block, you'd have seen there are a total of 176 PAGES of information about "salt". With about 30 entries and links per page, that means that there are nearly 5280 THREADS of information on SALT. So how many of those do you expect me to transcribe just for you???