hi everyone, wondering if i done something wrong or what i could do to prevent this . tanning a ground hog, salted for 4 days til fairly stiff. put in pickle with safety acid and salt for two days with ph in the red at 1 to 1.5 removed from pickle washed out with baking soda . let hang while i mixed up the lutan f. used a 3 gallon mix 24 oz. salt 3 oz of lutan. let hog sit in 18 hours. removed washed and towel dried off. mounted up ground hog. now problem is some slippage on ears, some on knuckles but most of all the mounted eyes have a whitish salt residue around them even after i wash them with a paper towel. did i do something wrong .. to much salt?/ should have washed all the pickle out before putting in soda ?? any thoughts. also working on a bear tomorrow, can i remove the skull from the bear thats thawing out as its a head mount. can i put it in a pickle instead of salting for 4 days... any ideas would be great.. tim.