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Zinc Sulphate Reaction

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by esmith3102, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. esmith3102

    esmith3102 New Member

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    I have just put a Rainbow Trout skin into the zinc sulphate mixture and the skin got all spongy......almost like acid swell on a cape. I pulled it out and washed it off. I have 2 bass heads and a brook trout in there and they are perfectly fine. Why did the Rainbow skin react like this? I did nothing different to it......Any ideas?
     
  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    What else............

    What else did you put in with the zinc sulphate? I avoid salt.

    Kerby...
     

  3. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    I agree with Kerby. I quit using salt many years ago after having similar issues, especially w/trout and salmon.

    DougP
     
  4. copper

    copper Active Member

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    soak it in cold water with a bit of dawn dishsoap. it will relax back to normal
     
  5. esmith3102

    esmith3102 New Member

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    it was just zinc sulphate and water......no salt. and i did the cold waterand dawn to relax.