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Discussion in 'Tanning' started by Andysmith, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    I use Stop Rot when I teach My students to Turn the eyes ,ears ,nose and lips...............
    We can spend a whole day doing this and the more protection ,the better.
    Something else that will help a beginner is to periodically put the cape in the freezer to chill it back down............
     
  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Chilling a hide back down is more of a St. Christophers medal than it is effective. Once bacteria start to break down a hide, refreezing or refrigerating it simply slows the inevitable. In the time it takes to cool the hide, the bacteria have had a free ride. When the hide re-thaws, the bacteria just continue from the point they were at initially.
     

  3. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    It will buy more time..........
    A cape will last longer kept cold in a refrigerator that it will setting out on a warm table..........
    Sure if you leave it in the frig long enough ,it will still slip........
     
  4. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    I see your point George but I'm not saying refreeze it just keep it cold and dont let it get hot............
    It's also good if you can work in a air conditioned room on hot months........
     
  5. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    You know what works really good, letting that hide pickle at a pH of about 1.5 for a day, then prepping it. (of course you would have to abandon the Krow-method)
     
  6. TD

    TD My GGG Grandfather John "Tanner John" King b 1820

    OK Cole .....What ever you say ??? ;D ;D lol