OK, all the hype and negative hype on here has had me second guessing what I have known for the last 3 yrs and that is that KT makes a good quality hide for taxidermy Purposes....... SO....... I decided to run some tests and purchase some PH paper . Here are the results I am finding When I start the batch my ph is between a 1 and 1.5 Day 2 it is slightly higher and usually by day 3 it is at a s 4-4.5 And will stay there no matter how long I leave it. When I neautralize I with baking soda, it doesn't matter if I use the recomended ammount for 15 min or dump an entire box into the neutralizing bath and leave it there for 2 hrs My hide, not the water is a roughly a 6 mabey sometimes slightly lower. So Could the claim that Krowtan is actually tanning be true if in fact the tanning agents are suspended into the mix be true. In "normal" tanning conditions it is my understanding this is where you want your Ph at various stages 1 is where the pickle takes place to set the hair...... KT does this .......check between 4-5 is the proper ph for tanning........ Are suspended tanning agents now bonding at this stage in KT.... I'm inclined to think so......check slightly acidic 5.5-6 is where you want the hide to be when finished..... Kt does this....... check So IN MY OPINION AND MY OPINION ONLY I do believe there is more to KT than just a pickle.....does my test prove that it has in fact been tanned, I'm not a chemist I can't answer that. So has anyone else actually put ph strips to this process to see what is going on and what were your results? I have always been a believer in KT but I have always told people try things for your self and see what works for you. Can we discuss these findings in a CIVIL mannor? Because, I would really like to know if what I am using is going to go to chit 10 yrs down the road and I start losing customers in droves in the height of my taxidermy career.