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How long is too long? Using long-frozen hides, and rehydrating old dry hides...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Labwork, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Labwork

    Labwork New Member

    Hi there,
    I recently came into a few hides that have apparently been in storage for awhile, and was really wondering what the odds were of salvaging these. Here's what they are and how long I was told they'd been in storage for -

    Spotted Hyena full body - wet tan, frozen for a year
    Deer fawn - dry tan, in storage for two years
    Boar capes - dry tan, storage for two years (at least)

    The boar capes seemed to have kinda shoddy hair in the first place, I have a feeling it's all gonna fall out with re-hydration. They and the fawn were all stored in someone's closet which was relatively cool and dry from what I heard. The fawn seems surprisingly intact, but honestly, I haven't even opened the bag the hyena is in. Suggestions?

    Thanks :)

    Edit: Fixed the title for a bit of clarity.
  2. JLong

    JLong Member

    Should be fine if they were tanned right