Submersible tanning again. Fresh deer cape, that has been salted for a week. You re-hydrate, pickle, shave, tan, neutralise, and oil. Your final Ph is right, and you warmed your oil. At this point, everything looks great. You hang the cape to dry for 2 days. You pull the cape down, to give it a light washing, and mount that booger. When you pull the skin down, something does'nt feel right? It is MUCH stiffer than usual. You try to rehydrate the cape, but it wont rehydrate well at all. Its stiff to the point of being brittle, and it wont stretch AT ALL! It will even crack open when you bend the thin areas? ITS TRASHED! What might this Taxidermist have done to trash this cape?